Covid-19: 10 new cases, none from Tawar cluster, no new deaths

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  • Friday, 28 Aug 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has confirmed 10 new Covid-19 cases, which included eight import cases and two local transmissions.

This brought the total number of cases in the country to 9,306 since the outbreak began, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement.

The imported cases involved a Malaysian and seven foreigners who were infected in India (seven cases) and the Philippines (one).

The two local transmissions involved one Malaysian in Kedah, who was detected from a screening on symptomatic cases, and a non-Malaysian who was among detainees at the Bukit Jalil immigration detention depot who was screened for the virus.

For the second day in a row, there are no cases from the Tawar cluster, which has 73 confirmed cases so far.

Malaysia also discharged 36 more patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 9,030, or at a rate of 97%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now at 151 cases.

Eight people are in 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.

The last time Malaysia saw a death case related to Covid-19 was July 31.

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