Malaysia records 58 new Covid-19 cases, one new cluster detected

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KUCHING, Sept 12: Ministry of Health (MoH) disclosed that a total of 58 new Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country today with one new cluster detected.

According to the ministry, from the 58 new cases reported, five of them were imported cases, with two recorded in Selangor involving foreigners from Syria, and a Malaysian returning from Indonesia.

“Two other cases were reported in Kuala Lumpur involving Malaysians returning from India and Pakistan, and both cases are currently being treated in Sungai Buloh Hospital.

“One imported case was also recorded in Sabah involving a foreigner from the Philippines, who is an illegal immigrant, which is also the case index for the new cluster today, namely the Laut cluster. The case is being treated in Tawau Hospital,” MoH said in a statement on the Covid-19 update, today.

At the same time, MoH noted that for the 53 local transmission cases, 48 of them were reported in Sabah where one of the cases involved a Malaysian undergoing a pre-surgical screening test, and the case is being treated in Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

It said three other cases were also recorded involving foreigners undergoing the close contact tracing for the Laut cluster, and all three cases are being treated in Tawau Hospital.

“A total of 44 others cases were recorded from the close contact screening from the Benteng LD cluster. One of the cases, which is the first generation from the cluster, is being treated in Lahad Datu Hospital, while the remaining cases are being treated in Tawau Hospital.

“Kedah also recorded five other cases involving Malaysians undergoing close contact screening from the Sungai cluster, and all of them are being treated in Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital,” it added.

On another note, the ministry also revealed that eight cases involving Covid-19 have been recovered and discharged as of today, bringing the total cumulative number of recovered and discharged cases in the country to 9,189 (93.12 per cent).

“Currently nine cases are being treated in the hospital intensive care unit (ICU), with five of them on respiratory assistance, and zero death involving Covid-19 were also recorded today, as death tolls remain 128 cases (1.30 per cent),” the ministry said. –DayakDaily.