Covid-19: 14 new cases, death toll remains at 128 (updated)

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has confirmed 14 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (Sept 3), with six new cases detected from the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster in Sabah.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the 14 cases, four were imported infections while 10 were local transmissions.

Three other clusters also recorded new cases - Tawar (three), Bunga (two) and Telaga (one).

All the new cases under the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster involved non-Malaysians.

Currently, there are 14 cases under this cluster which originated from the Lahad Datu police headquarters.

On the four import cases, three had arrived in the country from Singapore while one came from the Philippines.

Cumulatively, the country’s total cases since the outbreak began has climbed to 9,374.

Malaysia also discharged four more patients, which means the total recoveries are now 9,083 or at a rate of 96.9%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now 163 cases.

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

No fatalities were reported, which means the Covid-19 death toll in the country remains at 128, or 1.38%.

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