18 new Covid-19 cases reported

PUTRAJAYA: Eighteen new Covid-19 cases were reported by the health ministry today, pushing the total number of infected patients nationwide so far to 8,755, with 92 active cases.

There were no new Covid-19-related deaths reported. The death toll remained at 122.

In a statement today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said three patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with none requiring respiratory assistance.

He said three patients had recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,541.

Out of the 18 new cases, 10 were imported and eight were domestic.

The 10 imported cases involved seven Malaysians and three foreigners, who were allowed into the country for work purposes.

Meanwhile, six Malaysians and two foreigners were among the domestic cases.

Four of the Malaysians were from Sarawak — one Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) patient at the Sarawak General Hospital, one from a new cluster called the “Sarawak Medical Centre”, and two from workplace Covid-19 screenings (both of whom were asymptomatic and admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital).

The remaining two Malaysians were identified from the new “PUI Pitakwa” cluster in Terengganu. The cluster was traced to a Malaysian who returned home from Nigeria.

As for the two foreigners, one patient was from the “PUI Shirala” cluster in Kuala Lumpur, and another from Selangor, who tested positive during a pre-flight screening.

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