Sabah Covid-19 clusters account for 63 out of 71 new cases nationwide

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KUCHING, Sept 24: The country recorded 71 new Covid-19 cases, comprising 69 local transmissions and two imported cases.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement today revealed that of 69 local transmission cases, 43 were Malaysians, while 26 others were foreigners.

“Sabah contributed the highest number of cases with 63, mainly from the Bangau-Bangau cluster (47 cases), and the Laut cluster (10), Benteng LD (1), including from hospital admission screening tests (2), symptomatic screening case (1), pre-procedure screening case (1), and one hospital referral case.

“Kedah also recorded four cases from the fifth generation of the Sungai cluster, while three other cases were reported in Selangor, and one imported case was recorded in Johor. This brings the total number of positive Covid-19 cases in the country to 10,576 cases, with 777 cases still active,” the statement read.

At the same time, the ministry also disclosed that there were no new Covid-19 deaths recorded today, and the death toll remains at 133 cases (1.26 per cent of overall Covid-19 cases).

“A total of 64 cases of Covid-19 has recovered and been discharged from hospitals today, bringing the total number of cases of recovered and discharged Covid-19 cases to 9,666 (91.4 per cent of overall Covid-19 cases).

“Six cases are still being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with two of them currently requiring respiratory assistance,” the statement added. — DayakDaily