Covid-19: 115 new cases, death toll remains at 134 (updated)

  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has reported 115 Covid-19 infections on Monday (Sept 28), making it another day of three-digit increases in new cases.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the country’s 115 new cases, 112 were local transmissions while three were imported cases.

He said Sabah has again recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases, with 98 out 115 infections are from the state.

The Bangau-Bangau cluster in Semporna saw an additional 46 Covid-19 cases, which takes it to a total of 225 cases.

The Benteng LD (Lahad Datu) cluster, currently the country’s biggest and most active cluster, has 39 new cases, bringing its tally to 873.

The other clusters in Sabah which also saw new cases are the Pulau cluster (two cases) and the Buang Sayang cluster (one).

Other states with new Covid-19 cases are Selangor with 10 cases, followed by Kedah, Melaka, Terengganu and Federal Territory of Labuan with one case each.

A new cluster in Selangor, dubbed the Jalan Apas cluster, has been announced by the Health Ministry.

The three import cases are all from India involving two foreigners and one Malaysian.

On Monday, Malaysia also discharged 54 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 9,889 or at a rate of 89.62%.

The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 1,011 cases.

Cumulatively, the country’s total number of cases since the outbreak began in January is 11,034.

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

No fatalities were reported, which means the Covid-19 death toll in the country remains at 134 or at a rate of 1.21%.

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