Covid-19: 21 new cases reported Thursday (Sept 17), no new deaths


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  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 21 new Covid-19 cases Thursday (Sept 17), bringing the cumulative total number of cases in the country to 10,052, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said five of the 21 cases, all Malaysian were imported, with two returning from New Zealand, and one each from India, Pakistan and China.

"Of the 16 local transmissions, 15 involved Malaysian citizens and only one was a foreigner," Dr Noor Hisham said.

He added that no new deaths were reported, and the death toll still stood at 128 cases.

The Health DG also said there were 15 recoveries Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 9,250, or 92% of the total number of cases.

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