Covid-19: 13 new cases, totalling 8,897, one casualty bringing death toll to 124

PETALING JAYA: There were 13 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (July 26), bringing the country's total cases to 8,897.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, said three of the new cases were imported involving a Malaysian and two foreigners who were allowed into the country.

"The three imported cases came in from Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Indonesia. Two of the cases were detected in Kuala Lumpur, while one was detected in Kelantan," he said.

The balance of the new cases were local transmissions involving a foreigner and nine Malaysians.

The foreigner and six other Malaysians were part of the Bukit Tiram cluster in Johor, while one each was detected in Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.

"The latest case in Sarawak is from the Sentosa cluster," he said.

There are also two patients receiving treatment at intensive care units with one of them put on a ventilator.

Dr Noor Hisham said six patients have also recovered from the disease bringing the number of recoveries to 8,600.

However, the disease also claimed another life, bringing the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Malaysia to 124.

The deceased was a 63-year-old local woman who had a background of high blood pressure, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.

Dr Noor Hisham said the woman had a fever and cough on July 3 and received treatment on July 9, before she was admitted to Hospital Kuching on the same day for further treatment.

"However, her condition worsened and she died on July 26 at 12.04am," he said.

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