Covid-19: Seven new cases, 26 recoveries and no new deaths

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded seven new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Aug 18), of which three are local cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the three local cases, two were related to the Sala cluster while one was from the Tawar cluster.

The four import cases involve two Malaysians and two non-nationals who were infected abroad.

Three of them returned from Bangladesh, while one arrived from the United Kingdom.

Cumulatively, the country has a total of 9,219 infections.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 26 more cases had been discharged, which means 8,902 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

This translates to a recovery rate of 96.6% out of the total number of cases in the country.

The number of active cases has now gone down to 192.

Currently, there are eight people treated at intensive care units (ICU) of which two patients are on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham announced no new deaths, which means the death toll remains at 125 cases.

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