Covid-19: 57 new cases with 49 from Sabah, no new deaths (updated)

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  • Monday, 21 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has 57 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Sept 21), with 49 coming from various clusters in Sabah, says the Health Ministry.

In a statement on Monday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said of the 57 cases, 51 were local transmissions while six were imported cases.

On Monday, Malaysia also discharged 40 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 9,395 or at a rate of 91.43%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now 751 cases.

Cumulatively, the country’s total number of Covid-19 cases since the outbreak began in January is 10,276.

Currently, nine people are being treated at intensive care units, with two of them requiring ventilator support.

No fatalities were reported, which means the Covid-19 death toll in the country remains at 130 or at a rate of 1.26%.

In Sabah, the Pulau cluster recorded the most number of new cases in the past 24 hours, with 14 new infections.

This is followed by the Selamat cluster with 12 more cases, followed by the Benteng Lahad Datu (LD) cluster which has five new cases.

The Health Ministry also detected a new cluster at the Tongod district in Sandakan, the Quarters cluster, which so far has five cases linked to it.

The cluster was discovered after a healthcare worker in Tongod was found positive from a screening using antigen rapid test kits (RTK) on Sept 4.

The other two local transmission cases were detected in Kedah from the Sungai cluster, and in Selangor.

The six new imported cases involved three undocumented migrants arriving from Indonesia, two foreigners from Pakistan and Zambia, as well as one Malaysian returning from the United Kingdom.

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