95 new Covid-19 cases, with one death in Sabah

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry confirmed 95 new Covid-19 cases today, with one death reported in Sabah.

Sabah recorded the highest number of cases with 90 new infections, the majority of which were detected in the Benteng cluster (76 cases).

The remaining cases in Sabah were from the Pulau cluster (4), Selamat cluster (3), three cases from the Lahad Datu hospital and three from the Tawau hospital and one from the Semporna hospital.

The new infections bring the total number of cases to 10,147, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

Of the 95, 91 were local infections, involving 68 Malaysians and 23 foreigners.

The four remaining infections were imported cases involving foreigners.

Noor Hisham went on to reveal that the latest casualty was a 50-year-old Filipino, who had sought treatment at a medical centre for cough and breathing difficulties.

“The patient was found unconscious and was brought to Semporna Hospital,” he said in a statement, adding that the patient died on Sept 14.

With the new cases detected in the Benteng cluster, the number of infections from the cluster now stood at 550, with 271 cases involving Malaysians, 185 Filipinos and 94 Indonesians.

The Pulau cluster meanwhile has a total of 14 cases while the total for the Selamat cluster has risen to five.

Meanwhile, the total number of cases for the Bunga cluster in Negeri Sembilan rose to 11, after one more case was detected.

Noor Hisham said that 14 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours bringing the total of recoveries to 9,264.