Local transmissions among foreigners form majority of 45 new Covid-19 cases

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, Sept 10: Malaysia recorded 45 new Covid-19 cases today.

According to Health Ministry (MOH) director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, from these cases, one was an imported case, while the others were local transmissions.

“The imported case was recorded in Selangor involving a Malaysian returning from Brazil. For the other 44 local transmission cases, 11 involved Malaysians and 33 were foreigners.

“This brings the total number of cases in Malaysia involving Covid-19 to 9,628 cases, with 333 still active and being treated and isolated in hospitals,” he said during a press conference on national Covid-19 developments in Putrajaya today.

He also noted that a total of nine Covid-19 cases are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with five in need of respiratory assistance.

“It is also revealed that the death tolls involving Covid-19 remain unchanged, with 128 cases (1.33 per cent),” he added.

At the same time, Dr Noor Hisham noted that MOH is aware of the announcement made by Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri regarding the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for Alor Setar district, in Kedah.

He said because of the clear indication of an increasing number of cases involving Covid-19 in the Sungai and Telaga clusters, the EMCO implementation will be in force from Sept 11 to 25.

“MOH also acknowledged the decision to implement the same EMCO in the Prison and Prison Quarters in Tawau. This is an appropriate and integrated decision taken by various agencies, and would help the ministry to continue to carry out public health control in all three areas,” he said. — DayakDaily