1 new Covid-19 death, 13 new cases

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia reported one new Covid-19 death today, bringing the death total to 124. A total of 13 new cases were also reported, pushing the total number of patients so far to 8,897.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit, with one case needing respiratory assistance.

He said six patients have recovered, bringing the total number discharged so far to 8,600.

A total of 173 people are still being treated.

The latest death involves a 63-year-old woman in Sarawak who has a history of chronic illness.

“She developed symptoms, including a fever and cough, on July 3 and received treatment on July 9. She was referred to the Sarawak General Hospital for further treatment.”

The woman tested positive and her health deteriorated.

Sarawak announces quarantine measures

Sarawak authorities this evening announced a quarantine ruling for citizens arriving from West Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan between Aug 1 and Aug 14.

They are to be quarantined at hotels and samples would be taken on the 2nd day. They would be allowed to return home if the test is negative, the state disaster management committee said.

Sarawakians returning from overseas will be quarantined for 14 days at designated centres.

New imported cases are a Malaysian and two foreigners

Noor Hisham said the 13 new cases comprised three imported cases and 10 local infections.

The imported cases involved one Malaysian and two foreign nationals who returned from Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Indonesia. The 10 local infections were recorded in Johor, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.

Seven of these cases are in Johor and involve one foreign national and six locals. All of the cases are from the Bukit Tiram cluster.

One case in Pahang involves a patient who underwent pre-operation screening, while the remaining cases in Sabah and Sarawak involve a close contact of a positive case and a case from the Sentosa cluster.