Covid-19: Nine new cases, none from Sivagangga, Kurau cluster


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded nine new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Aug 11), bringing total infections in the country to 9,103.

Out of the nine new cases, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said five were imported cases, while the rest were local transmissions.

The five imported cases consisted of three Malaysians and two non-citizens who were returning from Japan, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Singapore.

On the four local transmissions, Dr Noor Hisham said it involved all non-Malaysians.

"Three cases were detected in Kuala Lumpur after undergoing screening at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot and one was detected in Sabah," he said in his daily press statement on Tuesday.

No new cases were recorded for the Sivagangga cluster in Kedah or the Kurau cluster in Perak on Tuesday (Aug 11).

"There are two positive Covid-19 cases that are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but no case requiring ventilator support," he added.

He also said that there were currently 169 active cases in the country.

Dr Noor Hisham said that six patients have been discharged bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 8,809.

Malaysia's recovery rate currently stands at 96.8% out of the overall number of cases, said Dr Noor Hisham.

No death was recorded on Tuesday (Aug 11), keeping the death toll at 125.

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