24 new Covid-19 cases, 18 local transmissions

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry reported 24 new Covid-19 infections today, pushing the total number of cases to 9,583.

Of the 24 new cases, 18 are local transmissions and six are imported.

No deaths were recorded, with the death toll remaining at 128.

Seven patients were discharged over the last 24 hours, with total recoveries to date standing at 9,143.

In a statement today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the majority of today’s local cases were linked to the Sungai cluster in Kedah, where 13 new cases were reported.

Kedah also recorded three other positive cases today.

Meanwhile, the Benteng cluster in Sabah racked up the other two new cases today.

The Benteng cluster recorded 62 new cases yesterday.

There were 100 new cases in the country yesterday, the first time the number of daily positive cases hit triple digits since June 4 – when Malaysia recorded 277 new cases.

There are a total of 39 positive cases in the Sungai cluster.

The Telaga and Tawar clusters (also in Kedah) each recorded one new case today, with a total of 11 and 79 positive cases respectively.

The Benteng cluster, meanwhile, has 130 positive cases – 43 in Tawau and 87 in Lahad Datu.

There are currently 312 active cases in the country, with seven being treated in intensive care units and four needing respiratory assistance.

No new deaths were recorded today, with the country’s death toll remaining at 128, or 1.36% of the total cases.