One Covid-19 death, 6 new cases

PETALING JAYA: One Covid-19 death was recorded today, bringing the total number of deaths to 127.

In a tweet, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also announced six new cases and six recoveries.

The new cases bring the total number of cases recorded in the country to 9,340, while the total number of recoveries stands at 9,054 (96.9%).

A total of 159 patients are still being treated.

Of this number, six are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with four requiring respiratory assistance.

The latest fatality involves a 62-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of chronic illness.

“He was from the Tawar cluster and began developing symptoms on Aug 11 before being warded at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Kedah on Aug 13 after testing positive for Covid-19,” said Noor Hisham.

“His health deteriorated and he had been on respiratory assistance from Aug 19.”

He died last night at 10.35pm.

Elaborating on the new cases, Noor Hisham said four were imported cases involving two foreign nationals and two Malaysians.

The other two cases are local transmissions involving Malaysians from the Tawar and Telaga clusters in Kedah.

Noor Hisham said the latest case in the Tawar cluster meant 74 positive cases had been detected among the 16,462 people who had been screened in Kedah, Penang and Perak.

A total of 13,120 people have tested negative while 3,257 others are awaiting results.

A total of 12,553 of those screened in Kedah are residing inside the enhanced movement control order areas.

With the new case from the Telaga cluster, there are now five positive cases under this cluster. A total of 735 people have been screened with 730 testing negative.