Covid-19: 10 New Cases

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Malaysia’s number of new Covid-19 positive cases returned to double digits after 10 cases were reported today, eight of which were imported ones and two were local transmissions.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brought the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country to 9,306, with 151 being active cases.

He said the imported cases involved a Malaysian and seven foreigners from India and the Philippines.

“The local transmissions involved one local and one foreigner. The case involving Malaysian was detected in Kedah from a screening on symptomatic cases.

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“While the foreigner was tested positive for the virus during a screening conducted at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot,” he said in a statement here.

He added that there were 36 cases of recovery, bringing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 9,030 or 97 percent.

Eight people are in intensive care units, with six of them requiring ventilator support.

The death toll remained at 125 (1.34%), with the last death reported on July 31.