Covid-19: Malaysia records 21 new cases, no fatality

Malaysia recorded 21 new positive Covid-19 cases as at Aug 5, 2020 (Pix from CPRC MOH).

KUCHING, Aug 5: A total of 21 new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in Malaysia today, of which 15 were imported transmission.

According to Health Ministry (MOH) statement, all the 15 imported cases were Malaysians in Kuala Lumpur.

Twelve cases were returnees from Yemen, and one each from Ivory Coast, United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea.

“These cases were isolated at the quarantine centre upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) international gate, thus they are not carrying any risk of infection to the local community.

“The implementation of strict international border control is important to prevent the spread of domestic transmission of Covid-19 infections originating abroad,” MOH said.

The remaining six were local cases from PUI Sivagangga cluster (3), Sabah (2) and Johor (1).

To-date, PUI Sivagangga cluster has recorded 24 positive cases out of 1,647 people who have gone for the swab test.

Meanwhile, the total number of cumulative cases in Malaysia is now at 9,023 and the number of active cases as of today stands at 196.

No fatality was reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) today, making the total number of cumulative death cases remained at 125.

MOH also announced that 18 more patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, bringing the rate of recovery to 8,702 cases.

There are two patients being treated in the intensive care unit today.-DayakDaily