10 new Covid-19 cases, no new deaths or clusters

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported 10 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, comprising eight imported and two local transmissions.

No new clusters or deaths have been recorded, with the death toll remaining at 125, or 1.35% of the total number of positive cases.

In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the eight imported cases involved three Malaysians and five foreign nationals, while the two local infections were both Malaysians.

They bring the total number of positive cases in the country to 9,267.

Of the 10 new cases, he said, two belonged to the Tawar cluster in Kedah, bringing the total number of positive cases within the cluster to 65.

A total of 3,286 people in Kedah and Penang linked to the cluster have been screened, with 342 still waiting for results.

Noor Hisham said another three cases were linked to the Alam cluster in Bintulu, Sarawak.

Meanwhile, 10 patients have recovered and been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,959 or 96.7% of the total infections.

One hundred and eighty-three active cases are still being treated, with nine in the intensive care unit and four needing respiratory assistance.

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