Covid-19: Eleven new cases reported Tuesday (Aug 25), five linked to Tawar cluster in the north, says Health DG


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  • Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 11 new Covid-19 cases Tuesday (Aug 25), with five cases attributed to the Tawar cluster in the northern states, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said all five new cases linked to the Tawar cluster were detected in Kedah following active case detection work by the ministry.

This brings the total number of cases related to the cluster to 70.

On the other local transmissions, two more were detected in Kedah, one in Selangor and one in Perlis.

There were two import cases involving one Malaysian returning from the Philippines and a foreigner arriving from Indonesia.

Cumulatively, Malaysia has had 9,285 cases since the outbreak began.

The country discharged six more patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 8,971, or at a rate of 96.62%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now up to 189 cases.

Eight people have been admitted into intensive care units, with six of them requiring ventilator support.

No deaths were reported which means the country’s death toll remained at 125 deaths, or 1.35% fatality rate.

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