Covid-19: 9 New Cases

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New cases back to single digit.

Malaysia’s number of new Covid-19 positive cases returned to a single digit with nine new cases reported today involving five imported cases and four local transmissions.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative figure of positive cases to 9,103 and the number of active cases with infectivity to 169.

“Of the nine new cases reported, five were imported cases which were contracted overseas involving three Malaysians and two non-citizens.

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“The five imported cases are from Japan, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Singapore,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham said all four local transmission cases involved non-citizens, three of whom were detected from the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot screening and have been deported while one case was a referral screening case at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah.

He said two positive cases of Covid-19 are being treated at the ICU and none required ventilator support.

“No increase in Covid-19-related deaths were reported, keeping the death toll at 125,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said six more patients have recovered and this brings the cumulative number of recoveries to 8,809 (96.7 percent of the total number of cases).

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Meanwhile, he said no new cases linked to the Sivagangga Patient Under Investigation (PUI) cluster and Kurau cluster were reported today.

As such, he said the number of positive cases from the clusters remains unchanged at 45 and five cases, respectively.

Dr Noor Hisham said 5,645 individuals from the Sivagangga PUI Cluster and 180 from the Kurau cluster were screened.

Active case detection and close contact tracing activities involving the two clusters would continue to be conducted, he added.