Covid-19 cases breach 10,000 mark, 60 more detected in Sabah

PUTRAJAYA: The health ministry reported 62 new Covid-19 cases today, of which 60 were detected in Sabah.

The remaining two cases were detected in Penang and Kedah.

The new infections bring the total number of cases to 10,031, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

Twenty-six patients were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,235.

There were 668 active cases, he said, with 15 patients being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

The death toll remains at 128 as no new deaths were reported today.

Covid-19 cases in Sabah

Up to 12 noon today, 1,531 individuals were tested in Lahad Datu, resulting in the detection of 48 new cases, 20 of whom are foreigners. Four of the new cases are medical staff from Lahad Datu hospital.

So far, 1,306 individuals have tested negative and 84 people are awaiting results.

As for Tawau, the health ministry has taken swabs of 5,616 individuals and a total of 331 positive cases were reported.

So far, 2,764 individuals in Tawau tested negative while 2,621 others are awaiting results.

Pulau and Sungai clusters

One new case was reported at each of the Sungai and Pulau clusters.

The Pulau cluster in Penang now has 10 cases with nine cases involving Malaysians and one foreigner.

Another 166 individuals are still awaiting results.

The Sungai cluster in Kedah now has 58 cases. So far, 17,814 have been tested negative and 1,776 are awaiting results.

In Perlis, one case has been reported after medical swabs were carried out on 25 individuals. Six are awaiting results while the remainder tested negative.