15,549 new cases, only 1 traveller detected positive COVID-19 at KLIA2 before leaving to Langkawi today – DG Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA: Only one out of 2,507 travellers screened for the Langkawi Tourism Bubble Pilot Project today was detected positive COVID-19 through RTK-Ag test at KLIA2 .

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, this positive case was found to be in category one and was given a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) to undergo quarantine at home for a period of 10 days.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the 2,507 individuals screened, a total of 2,506 were approved to continue their journey to Langkawi and out of which 2,325 by plane and 181 by ferry.

“As of 12 noon today, 2,507 individuals were screened and out of which 2,326 had been screened at the airport while another 181 individuals were screened at the Kuala Perlis Jetty,” Dr. Hisham said in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, as for the type of test conducted, a total of 2,481 individuals underwent COVID-19 test, namely 2,468 RTK-Ag and 13 RT-PCR. While another 26 individuals were children aged six (6) years and below who were exempted from undergoing the COVID-19 test.

On another development he said, Malaysia records 15,549 new cases today and out of which 13,954 (89.8 percent) involving citizens and 1,500 (10.2 per cent) non-citizens. The new cases have brought the cumulative total to 2,082,876 while 17,205 cases have been cured today adding the cumulative total to 1,840,453 or 88.4 per cent.

The Director General added, from the new cases, 1,165 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 888 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 277 suspected cases, probabilities and cases under investigation while 689 cases needed respiratory aids (401 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 288 suspected cases, probabilities, and cases under investigation).

He stressed that from the 15,549 daily cases reported today, 263 cases (1.69 per cent) were from categories 3, 4 and 5 and another 15,286 cases (98.31 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2.

States contributing to COVID-19 cases today are Sarawak with 3,644 cases, Selangor (2,384), Johor (2,069), Sabah (1,693), Pulau Pinang (1,507), Kelantan (1,204), Kedah (1,186), Perak (1,173), Terengganu (754), Pahang (736), Kuala Lumpur (394), Melaka (267), Negeri Sembilan (185), Perlis (57), Putrajaya (23) and Labuan (7). –Malaysia World News




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