Covid-19: 23 new cases, no new deaths reported Tuesday (Sept 15)


PETALING JAYA: Twenty-three new Covid-19 cases were reported, including 10 imported cases, on Tuesday (Sept 15), bringing the total number of infections to 9,969.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 23 new cases, 13 cases were transmitted locally.

“Out of the 13 local transmissions, 10 involved Malaysians and three involved non-Malaysians. All local transmissions occurred in Sabah, ” he said in a press conference Tuesday.

He said there were four new cases from the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster, eight cases from the new Pulau cluster and one case detected in a referral screening from Semporna Hospital to Tawau Hospital.

The ten cases that were imported involved five Malaysians and five non-Malaysians.

Four cases had come from the Philippines, while the other countries were Hungary, Turkey, Qatar, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Morocco.

Six patients recovered on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 9,209 cases.

He also said that there were no fatalities, with the death toll remaining at 128.

There are now 632 active cases in the country, with 14 cases in the intensive care unit and four cases needing ventilator support.

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