Malaysia crosses the 10,000 mark in Covid-19 cases


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  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s total number of cumulative Covid-19 cases has reached the 10,000 mark.

Yesterday’s 62 new infections recorded meant that the number of cases stood at 10,031 now.

The country crossed the 9,000 mark on Aug 3 when the cases totalled up to 9,001 on that day.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said that as of yesterday, local transmission cases involved 41 Malaysians and 20 foreigners.

The sole imported case was a Malaysian, he said in a statement yesterday.

He also said that 59 cases were from Sabah which included 48 from the Benteng cluster in Lahad Datu.

Other states found with new infections were Kedah and Penang.

In Kedah, there was a new case from the Sungai cluster.

This cluster started when a healthcare worker at a private medical centre got infected.

As for the case in Penang, it involved a family member of Case Number 9,397 and 9,459.

All of them lived in the same house, said Dr Noor Hisham.

He also said there were no new deaths reported, which means the number of fatalities remained at 128, or 1.28% from the total number of cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 15 patients being treated at the intensive care unit while three were on ventilators.

Another 26 patients recovered yesterday, bringing the total recoveries to 9,235 or 92.1% so far.

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