PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 11 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Aug 12), bringing total infections in the country to 9,114.
Out of the 11 new cases, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said eight were imported cases, while the rest were local transmissions.
The eight imported cases consisted of seven Malaysians and a non-citizen returning from Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and Japan.
On the three local transmissions, Dr Noor Hisham said it involved two Malaysians and one non-citizen.
"The two local cases involving Malaysians were symptomatic screening cases at a medical institute in Kedah, but the cases are not related to each other," he said in his daily press statement on Wednesday.
The sole local case involving the non-citizen was a result of screening for new detainees at a police lockup in Tawau, Sabah, he said.
There is now one positive Covid-19 case being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and no patient is currently requiring ventilator support, he added.
He also said that there were currently 172 active cases in the country.
Dr Noor Hisham said that eight patients have been discharged, bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 8,817. Malaysia's recovery rate currently stands at 96.7% out of the overall number of cases, said Dr Noor Hisham.
No death was recorded on Wednesday (Aug 12), keeping the death toll at 125.
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