Malaysia chalks another 10 new Covid-19 cases today, eight from overseas

A medical worker takes a swab at a Covid-19 drive-through screening area at KPJ Ampang Puteri April 9, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
A medical worker takes a swab at a Covid-19 drive-through screening area at KPJ Ampang Puteri April 9, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, August 23 — The Health Ministry announced 10 new Covid-19 cases in the country today with eight of them imported.

Only two were local transmissions and both came from the Tawar cluster in Kedah.

Of the eight imported Covid-19 cases reported, the ministry said three are from Indonesia, one from Mexico, one from Maldives and two from the new Alam cluster in Sarawak.

The Alam cluster is named after the LNG ship, Seri Alam, that was from Japan and arrived in Bintulu, Sarawak on August 20.

Including today’s figure, the latest cumulated number of positive cases in the country is now 9,267 with 183 active cases to date.

No new deaths were registered today, with the overall number of Covid-19 fatalities in Malaysia recorded at 125 to date.

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