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.

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