Covid-19: 20 new cases bring total to 10,167, one new death

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  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: The country recorded an additional 20 cases of Covid-19, with 51 recoveries.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement on Saturday (Sept 19), said that of the 20 newly reported cases, three were imported.

"From the 17 local transmissions, 14 were from Malaysia. Kedah recorded nine cases, with eight from the Sungai cluster.

"Sabah recorded eight cases, with one from a newly discovered cluster in Semporna," he said.

This puts the total number of Covid-19 cases at 10,167, with 722 active cases.

The country also recorded an additional fatality, an 82-year-old man.

"He experienced fever symptoms on Sept 4, but received no treatment. On Sept 7, he was found to be a close contact of case 9,458 and case 9,547 (Sungai cluster).

"He was admitted to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Kedah on Sept 9 but his condition worsened and he was transferred to the ICU ward. The patient passed away on Sept 18 at 5.45pm," he said.

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