Covid-19: 9 New Cases, New Cluster in Sarawak

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The Health Ministry announced today that there were nine Covid-19 cases recorded as of noon today, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 8,764.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said from the new cases, four were imported while five were local transmissions.

Of the imported cases, three were Malaysians and one was a non-Malaysian spouse; two of them, a Singaporean and a Pakistani, had returned from Indonesia recently.

“The local transmission cases involve one foreigner and four Malaysians.

“The foreigner had undergone the Covid-19 test before departing to China. It was an asymptomatic case and the person has been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital.

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“The remaining four are in Sarawak. One was a close contact of the Mambong cluster, one was pre-surgery patient in Bau Hospital in Kuching and the remaining two were linked to Stutong cluster, a new cluster reported in the country,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today.

The current number of active cases is 96.

Five patients had been discharged today, bringing Malaysia’s recovery rate at 97.5 percent.

One case is being treated at the intensive care unit and none requires ventilator support.

With no new deaths reported, the toll remains at 122.