PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia confirmed 71 Covid-19 new infections on Thursday (Sept 24), as Sabah continues to lead the number of cases with 63.
In a statement on Thursday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 47 of the new cases in the state were linked to the Bangau-bangau cluster in Semporna, while the Laut cluster in Kunak recorded 10 infections.
The Benteng Lahad Datu cluster, the country’s largest and most active, has reported one new case.
The ministry reported no emergence of new clusters on Thursday.
Kedah recorded four more cases, while Selangor saw three new cases in the state.
Dr Noor Hisham said only two cases are imported from abroad, while the rest are local transmissions.
The two cases are from Singapore and Indonesia, with the latter involving an undocumented migrant in Selangor.
In the same 24-hour span, Malaysia also discharged 64 patients, which means the total of recoveries is 9,666 or at a rate of 91.4%.
The total number of active cases in the country is now 777 cases.
Cumulatively, the country’s total of cases since the outbreak began in January is 10,576.
Currently, six 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 133 or at a rate of 1.26%.
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