Covid-19: Six new cases bring total to 9,360, no new deaths


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia confirmed six new Covid-19 cases, marking a return to single digits.

There were also no new deaths after seeing three fatalities in consecutive days, which means the country’s death toll remained at 128.

In a statement Wednesday (Sept 2), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the six cases, four were imported infections while two were local transmissions.

The imported cases involved all foreigners who entered the country from Indonesia (three cases) and Syria (one).

The two local cases were all Malaysian citizens, including one new case linked to the MV Glen cluster in Selangor.

The cluster, which was first reported on Aug 30, is related to a ship in Port Klang. So far, there are three confirmed cases.

The other local transmission case was detected in Pahang from a screening done at a workplace.

The patient was asymptomatic and was admitted to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan in Kuantan.

Cumulatively, Malaysia’s positive cases is 9,360 since the outbreak began in January this year.

Malaysia also discharged four more patients, which means the total recoveries is 9,079, or at a rate of 97%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now 153 cases.

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

Article type: free
User access status:
   

Next In Nation

National Recovery Plan vital, best way to get out of Covid-19 pandemic, say ministers
Improving communications, information delivery among focal points to make National Recovery Plan a success, says Saifuddin
National Recovery Plan strategy will be able to revitalise domestic trade ecosystem, says Nanta
Umno glad King shares view to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible, says Ahmad Zahid
Covid-19: 19 new clusters identified, 10 linked to workplaces
New Mukah Airport to start operating on Thursday (June 17), says Dr Wee
Covid-19: Cases decrease but ICU admissions remain high, says Health DG
Covid-19: 73 more deaths bring total number of casualties to 4,142
Covid-19: Sabah to treat all deaths outside hospitals as Covid-19 related until proven otherwise
Keningau cops: Mum did not sell children, no human trafficking as claimed

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers