Covid-19: 82 new cases, no new deaths

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 82 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Sept 26), bringing the total infections in the country to 10,769.

Of the 82 new cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 79 were local transmissions while the rest were imported cases.

The local transmission cases comprise 53 Malaysians and 26 foreigners.

Of the 79 local transmission cases, Dr Noor Hisham said Sabah recorded the highest number of cases with 64 while the rest were from other states such as Negri Sembilan, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

"There were 33 new cases reported from the Benteng Lahad Datu (LD) cluster today. This makes the total positive cases from this cluster at 776 cases. As of Sept 26, 10,775 individuals have been screened from this cluster," he said in a statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said 25 new cases have been reported in the Bangau-Bangau cluster, bringing the total positive cases in this cluster to 159, adding that 351 individuals have been screened to date.

"There are eight positive Covid-19 cases being treated in intensive care units with four cases requiring ventilator support," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that there were currently 851 active cases in the country.

He said 89 patients have been discharged, bringing the total cumulative number to 9,785.

He also said no deaths were recorded, keeping the death toll at 133 cases.

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