Covid-19: 6 New Cases

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Malaysia recorded six new Covid-19 cases today, with four of them imported, taking the infection tally in the country to 9,360, said Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The director-general of health said the imported cases involved three Indonesians and an individual from Syria.

“All four cases were detected in Kuala Lumpur,” Noor Hisham said.

For the two local cases, Noor Hisham said one case was detected in Selangor from the MV Glen cluster, while the other was in Pahang.

“The individual from Pahang has been taken to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital,” he said.

“As for the patient in Selangor, the individual is the wife of another positive patient from the MV Glen cluster who tested positive on August 30 (case number 9332).

“She was identified through active case detection and close contact screening,” he said.

Meanwhile no deaths were recorded today, with the toll remaining at 128.

He said four patients were discharged from hospital over the last 24 hours, which means the total number of recoveries is 9,079, or at a rate of 97%.

There are now 153 active cases nationwide.

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Noor Hisham said four people are currently being treated in the intensive care units, with three of them requiring respiratory support. – TMI