57 new Covid-19 cases, 49 of them in Sabah

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry reported 57 new Covid-19 infections today, 51 of them local transmissions.

The new infections brought the total number of Covid-19 infections to 10,276.

Sabah recorded the highest number of infections again with 49 cases, 14 from the Pulau cluster and 12 from the Selamat cluster.

No new Covid-19-related deaths were reported, with the death toll remaining at 130, or 1.28% of total cases.

In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 40 people have been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,395.

There are currently 751 active cases, with nine patients in the intensive care units and two requiring respiratory assistance.

The new cases in Sabah included five each from the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster and the new Quarters cluster.

There were also several sporadic cases in the state, including two severe acute respiratory illness patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, two detainees at the Beaufort police headquarters and two trainers at a rehabilitation centre.

Two other patients exhibiting symptoms were also found to be Covid-19-positive at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, while one case was detected at Hospital Wanita dan Kanak-Kanak Likas during a pre-operation screening.

One influenza-like illness patient tested positive at Klinik Kesihatan Tawau, while referral screenings also detected one case each at Hospital Lahad Datu and Hospital Tawau.

Close contact screenings also detected one case not linked to any clusters in Sabah.

In Selangor, one patient was detected in a pre-operation screening while Kedah recorded one case from the Sungai cluster.

The imported cases today involved one Malaysian and five foreigners. They tested positive upon arrival from the UK, Pakistan and Zambia. Three illegal immigrants from Indonesia also tested positive in Selangor.