Health Ministry: Malaysia reports 57 new Covid-19 cases, 49 from Sabah’s ongoing active clusters alone

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a total of 57 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Malaysia today. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a total of 57 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Malaysia today. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A total of 57 new Covid-19 cases were recorded today with four of Sabah’s active clusters contributing to the overwhelming majority of new infections in the country, the Health Ministry has announced.

Of the 57 new cases registered today, 51 were local transmissions with the remaining six imported, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

The four clusters in Sabah were the clusters of Benteng LD, Pulau and Selamat as well as the newly discovered Kuarters cluster.

“Malaysia’s cumulative total of positive cases now stands at 10,276. Therefore, the number of active cases with Covid-19 infectability is 751 cases,” he said in a statement here.

Forty patients recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,395 cases, or 91.43 per cent of Covid-19 cases overall.

In addition, nine people are undergoing treatment in intensive care, of which two require breathing assistance.

No new deaths were reported today as well, leaving the present cumulative death toll at 130.

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