115 new Covid-19 cases take Malaysia past the 11,000 mark

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry reported three-digit cases for the second day in a row, with 115 new Covid-19 cases today.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total number of cases recorded in the country to 11,034.

In a statement, he said there were 54 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 9,889, or 89.62% of the total infections.

98 new cases in Sabah, 10 new cases in Selangor

Malaysia hit the 10,000 mark just 12 days ago on Sept 16.

Noor Hisham said there are currently 1,011 active cases, with eight in intensive care and five on respiratory assistance. No new deaths were reported.

Of the new cases, he said 112 were local infections, of which 98 were Malaysians and 14 were foreigners.

The remaining three were imported cases, involving one Malaysian and two foreigners.

Sabah recorded the highest number of cases with 98 new infections, 46 of which were from the Bangau-Bangau cluster. This brings the tally of positive cases in the cluster to 225.

Another 39 cases in the state were detected from the Benteng LD cluster, bringing the total number of infections in the cluster to 873.

He said the Pulau cluster also recorded two new cases. One new infection was reported from the Buang Sayang cluster. This has brought the total number of cases in these clusters to 931 and 292 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Sungai cluster in Kedah reported one new case, raising the number of positive cases there to 99.

“Of the 99 positive cases in this cluster, 98 are Malaysians and one is a Thai,” said Noor Hisham.

Also recorded were 10 new cases in Selangor, six of which were from the newly identified Jalan Apas cluster.

Melaka, Terengganu and Labuan each recorded one new case, all involving Malaysians.