Covid-19: 47 new cases, no new deaths (updated)

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  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 47 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Sept 13), out of which only two were imported while the rest were local infections, says the Health Ministry.

This brings the total number of infections to 9,915 in Malaysia, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Dr Noor Hisham said from the 45 local cases reported, 28 were Malaysians while 17 were foreigners.

He said from the local infections, 31 cases were from Sabah.

Out of the figure, 22 were from the Benteng cluster; four were detected from screenings at a health clinic; two from a quarantine centre; one healthcare worker; one detainee at the Kudat district police station; and one Influenza-like illness (ILI) case.

The remaining 14 cases were from Kedah, with 13 from the Tawar cluster and one case from the Sungai cluster, said Dr Noor Hisham.

As for the two imported cases, Dr Noor Hisham said they were foreigners from Maldives and Morocco.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were nine people with Covid-19 being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while four were on ventilators.

He also said there were no new deaths reported, thus maintaining the death toll at 128 cases, or 1.29% from the total number of cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said currently, Malaysia has 591 active cases and 9,196 cumulative cases that have recovered from Covid-19.

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