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By Adrian Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18: The number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia continued to rise with 95 new positive cases reported today as compared to 21 new cases reported yesterday.
There was also one new death reported which brought the death toll due to Covid-19 in Malaysia to 129 persons.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said out of the 95 new cases, 91 cases were local transmission with the majority of the cases happening in Sabah.
He added that there were also four imported cases involving three Indonesians who were illegal immigrants detected in Selangor and one Chinese who was a cabin crew of a ship berthed in Sabah.
“From the 91 cases of local transmission, 68 cases involved citizens and 23 cases are non-citizens.
“There are 76 new cases from the Benteng LD cluster which involved 20 foreigners.
There is one case link to the Bunga cluster in Negri Sembilan.
“There is one new death which involved a 50-year old Filipino woman at Semporna Hospital,” he said in a statement.
Elaborating further, Dr Noor Hisham said the victim experienced coughing and shortness of breath on September 14.
He added the deceased had sought treatment at a medical centre before she was referred to the Semporna Hospital for further medical treatment.
Nonetheless, Dr Noor Hisham said the victim did not seek further medical treatment and was found to be lying unconscious.
He said the victim was brought to Semporna Hospital and subsequently passed away on September 14.
Dr Noor Hisham said she was tested positive for Covid-19.
With the additional new cases reported today, Dr Noor Hisham said the number of cumulative Covid-19 cases in the country has risen to 10,147 cases.
He added that there were 14 patients who have recovered and were discharged from the hospitals.
Dr Noor Hisham said there were 754 active cases of Covid-19 in the country out of which 11 patients were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of health facilities whilst two patients were on ventilators. — DayakDaily