PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 20 new Covid-19 cases as of Friday (Aug 14), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 9,149.
Out of the 20 new cases, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said seven were imported cases, while the rest were local transmissions.
He added that the seven imported cases consists of six Malaysians and a foreigner. Eleven of the local transmission cases were from the Tawar, Kedah cluster.
Dr Noor Hisham said that aside from the 11, one of the local transmission cases was from the Muda cluster in Kedah and another was from a Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (Sari) screening.
"There were 11 new cases reported in the Tawar cluster today - 10 cases in Kedah and one case in Penang. Case 9,129 from this cluster which was reported yesterday has been transferred to the Penang Hospital from a private hospital. This case will remain as a case from Kedah," he said in a statement.
Dr Noor Hisham said as of Friday, 261 people from the Tawar cluster had been screened, adding that 21 of the 261 tested positive.
He also said there were four Covid-19 cases being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), adding that one case required ventilator support.
He also said there were currently 196 active cases in the country.
Dr Noor Hisham added that seven patients have been discharged, bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 8,828.
He also said no death was recorded, keeping the death toll at 125 cases.