Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said all the new patients yesterday comprised close contacts of the cluster linked to Case 26.
“We identified all the new cases through contact tracing and they have been admitted to hospital for isolation and further treatment,” he said, adding the ministry would continue with contact tracing to identify the source of the infection.
Out of a total 99 Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, two patients are being treated at the intensive care unit as they required respiratory aid.
They are also being given anti-viral treatments.
“Out of those 99 cases, 18 cases were detected among patients-under-observation (PUI), 79 were infected through close contact with an infected person and two others were infected during a humanitarian aid mission to combat the effects of the disease,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
He added that in the second wave, only five cases reported were among PUIs and had travelled abroad.
The rest of the patients were close contacts who had links with one another.