KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — The Health Ministry recorded nine new positive Covid-19 cases in the country today, bringing the total cumulative number of cases to 9,103.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said five out of the nine new positive cases were imported cases detected in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Johor.
He said the remaining four locally-transmitted cases involved foreigners, where three were detected from the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot in Kuala Lumpur and one referral screening in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Sabah,
“There are no locally-transmitted cases involving Malaysians today,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement issued today.
He said there were no new positive cases reported in the Sivagangga cluster — which remains at 45 positive cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said six recoveries were recorded today with all patients discharged from the hospital.
He said this brings the total recoveries and those discharged to 8,809 cases.
“At present, there are 169 active cases, where two patients are receiving treatment at intensive care unit (ICU) wards,” said Dr Noor Hisham, adding that no casualties have been recorded for 17 days in a row, with the death toll in the country remaining at 125.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham, touching on the Sivagangga cluster, said a total of 5,645 individuals have been screened in the three states in relation to the cluster, with 5,036 tests returning negative and 564 people still awaiting results.
There were also no new cases in the Kurau cluster in Perak, which remains at five positive cases.