Malaysia today reported one death from Covid-19, for a national death toll of 124.
The last time the coronavirus claimed a life in Malaysia was on July 19.
Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today’s victim was a 63-year-old woman with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.
She died today at 12.04am. She had shown signs of a cough and fever before she was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital.
Today also saw 13 new infections. This is a significant drop from Saturday’s daily total of 23 cases.
Total cases now stand at 8,897, of which 173 are active cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said of today’s 12 new infections, 10 were locally transmitted and the remaining three were import cases from Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Indonesia involving one Malaysian and two foreigners.
Of the 10 local transmissions, only one involved a foreigner whose infection was traced to the Bukit Tiram, Johor cluster.
Another six patients from the same Bukit Tiram cluster are Malaysians.
Dr Noor Hisham said one more Malaysian who was infected from a cluster was from the Sentosa cluster in Sarawak.
The remaining two Malaysian patients involve one case in Pahang and one in Sabah who was a close contact of patient number 8,662.
Six people recovered and were discharged from hospital today, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,600
Two patients are currently in intensive care, one of them intubated.