21 new Covid-19 cases reported, 16 of them local

PUTRAJAYA: The health ministry reported 21 new Covid-19 cases today, including 16 local and five imported infections.

Sabah recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases – eight – including two cases in the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster.

The new infections bring the total number of cases to 10,052, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

Fifteen patients were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,250 individuals.

There are 674 active cases with 13 still in intensive care units.

No deaths were reported.

The five imported cases are from New Zealand (2), India (1), Pakistan (1), and China (1).

Of the 16 local cases, including one foreigner, five are in Sabah – two cases in the Benteng cluster, one in the Selamat cluster, one case in Tawau Hospital and one in Sipitang Port.

Kedah recorded 7 cases – six in the Sungai cluster and one in Kota Setar.

Meanwhile, two Covid-19 cases were reported in Penang, and one each in Selangor and Sarawak.

In total, the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster has 474 cases while the Sungai cluster in Kedah has recorded 65 cases.

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