PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 17 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Aug 30), bringing the total number of infections to 9,334 cases.
Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 17 new cases, 15 were imported cases involving 11 Malaysians and four non-Malaysians.
They involved infections that happened abroad in India, Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Meanwhile, the two locally transmitted cases involved two Malaysians who were close contacts of Covid-19 patients in Selangor and Kedah.
There has been one more Covid-19 death, bringing the death toll to 126.
“The 126th death is case 9,290, a Malaysian male aged 75 with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease.
“He had no travel history. He started displaying symptoms such as cough and difficulty in breathing on Aug 7 and was admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah hospital in Kedah for pneumonia.
“He was discharged from the hospital on Aug 18, but suffered from cough and respiratory problems on Aug 21 and received treatment on Aug 24 at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah.
“The screening test showed that he was Covid-19 positive. His health condition deteriorated and he died on Aug 29 at 5.10pm,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
He also said 10 patients had recovered, with a total of 9,048 patients, or 96.9% out of the overall number of cases discharged since the Covid-19 outbreak began.
There are currently 160 active cases being treated at the country's health facilities, with seven patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and five of them on ventilator support.