Health Ministry: 62 new Covid-19 cases, all but one are locally transmitted

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded new 62 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Sept 16), with just one imported case while the rest are locally transmitted infections, says the Health Ministry.

This brings the total number of cumulative cases in the country to 10,031, with 668 active cases, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said of the total number of local cases, 41 were Malaysians and 20 were foreigners while the sole imported case was a Malaysian.

He said that 59 cases were from Sabah, comprising 48 from the Benteng cluster in Lahad Datu involving 20 foreigners.

Of the 13 remaining cases from Sabah, one each were detected from the Pulau and Sandakan prison clusters.

He added other cases were detected following health screening of health workers in Hospital Lahad Datu (four cases), international entry points from Peninsular Malaysia (three) and the Lahad Datu Health Clinic (two).

He said that only one case was detected from the Sungai cluster in Kedah and another case in Penang who is a family member of cases 9,397 and 9,459.

He also said there were no new deaths reported with the death toll remaining at 128 cases or 1.28% of the total number of cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 15 patients with Covid-19 being treated at intensive care units, with three on ventilators.

He added that 26 patients had fully recovered from the virus bringing the total of recoveries to 9,235 or 92.1% so far.

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