Malaysia logs 52 new Covid-19 cases, majority from Sabah


KUCHING, Sept 20: A total of 52 Covid-19 cases was recorded in the country today, comprising 12 imported cases and 40 local transmissions.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement today revealed that from the 12 imported cases, six were recorded in Kuala Lumpur, three in Selangor, and two in Labuan.

“Sabah recorded 36 local transmission cases involving 15 Malaysians and 12 foreigners, namely from Benteng cluster (27 cases), Selamat cluster (2), Pulau cluster (1) Bakau cluster (1), health workers’ screening (2), community screening (1), pre-surgical screening (1) and workers’ screening (1).


“Kedah also recorded three positive cases from the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) screening, and a new cluster, namely the Ara cluster, was formed in Pulau Pinang with one index cases involving a Malaysian. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 10,219 cases,” the statement read.

MOH also revealed that forty patients recovered and were discharged from treatment as of today, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 9,355.

“Currently, 10 cases are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with two of them requiring respiratory assistance. Zero deaths involving Covid-19 were also reported, and the death toll remains at 130 cases,” the ministry added. — DayakDaily