Covid-19: 13 new cases reported Wednesday (July 29), no new fatalities, death toll remains at 124 (updated)


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  • Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: The country has recorded 13 new Covid-19 cases, with five recoveries.

Of the 13 cases, eight were imported, the Health Ministry said in a tweet Wednesday (July 29).

The number of fatal cases remains at 124.

It also said that the amount of active cases in the country has increased to 220 cases.

While the exact cause of the Sentosa cluster in Sarawak is still under investigation, the Health Ministry's preliminary results showed that it was highly likely that the infection started from "activities in the community".

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement Wednesday (July 29), said that as of 12pm, a total of 1,026 people have been screened, and that the cluster involved cases of up to the second generation.

"Thirty one have been found to have tested positive for Covid-19,888 tested negative and 107 results are still pending," he said.

Of the 1,026 screened, a total of 17 medical personnel and one patient tested positive.

Of the five new local infections today, one new case was recorded from the Sentosa cluster.

"The capacity of the lab in Sarawak General Hospital is 1,000 tests a day.

"An additional 100 more from the Sarawak Heart Institute, 500 from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and 150 from the Borneo Medical Centre can be obtained if needed," he said.

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