Covid-19: 25 New Cases

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The Covid-19 Sivagangga Cluster recorded 12 new cases today, including 10 in Perlis and one in Penang, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said one more case was reported in Kedah.

This brings the total number of cases from the Sivagangga Cluster to 43 to date, with 31 in Kedah, 11 in Perlis and one in Penang.

“Ten new cases reported in Perlis today is related to case 9002 which was reported in the state on Aug 4, and they comprise members of a family, while one case in Kedah is a close contact (the wife) of case 9035 which was reported yesterday.


“The new case in Penang was from a screening conducted on July 30 as the patient had returned to her hometown which was one of the areas placed under the administrative Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO),” he said in a statement today.

Overall, Dr Noor Hisham said 25 new Covid-19 cases were recorded today, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases to 9,063 and number of active cases with infectivity to 210.

He also said 15 patients had recovered on Friday, with a total of 8,728 patients discharged since the Covid-19 outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 96.3% out of the total number of positive cases.

At present, two patients are being treated at the ICU, with one patient requiring ventilator support.

There was no new Covid-19 deaths, keeping the death toll at 125.