PUTRAJAYA SEPT.8:- One of the health staff who was detected positive COVID-19 from Sungai Cluster had infected seven members of the family and this had proven that the corona virus has been transmitted in the community.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the health staff could also be infected with COVID-19 while in the community as their situation is similar to the members of the public.
“To avoid from being infected with COVID-19, the health staff should adhere 100% to the guideline and the management procedures while performing or out of their duties,” said Dr. Noor Hisham at the press conference here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, 100 new COVID-19 cases recorded today had brought the cumulative total to 9,559, while12 cases have been discharged bringing the total to 9,136 (95.6%).
Meanwhile, seven cases had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with four needed respiratory aids, no death case was recorded and that brought the total cumulative remaining at 128.
From the 100 new cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said 15 were imported involving twoMalaysians and 13 non-citizens.
The imported cases were from India involving six cases in Selangor, four cases in Kuala Lumpur, one case in Negeri Sembilan and one in Selangor that had returned from Pakistan and one in Kuala Lumpur who had returned from the Philippines.
“Due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases globally, the government had enforced a stricter border control and with effect from September 7, the Immigration Department of Malaysia had restricted people from 23 countries from entering the country including those with more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases.
“The restriction includes the long term visit pass holders and this is to contain COVID-19 from infecting the community,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.
In another development Dr. Noor Hisham said, the R naught (Ro) had increased to 1.72 from 0.72 recorded two weeks ago and this situation had proven COVID-19 had been transmitted in the community.
Elaborating on the new cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, among the 100 cases, 85 were infected locally involving 55 Malaysians and 30 foreigners.
The local transmissions also include 62 cases involving Benteng LD cluster, 22 cases in Sungai Cluster, Kedah and in Perlis one case from the Sungai Cluster.-Malaysia World News