Another cluster of 12 foreigners tested Covid-19 positive in Malaysia


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PUTRAJAYA: The tabligh gathering in Seri Petaling last February had its impact until today following a Malaysian woman aged 74 with a history of close contact with one positive COVID-19 case related to that event died on Friday (May 8).

Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham yesterday said, besides infected with COVID-19 from her close contact, she had autoimmune disease, high blood pressure and thyroid.

The woman was treated at the Melaka Hospital on March 29 but died on Friday (May 8) at 11.23pm.

From the new cases one is imported and the rest are local transmissions

Dr. Noor Hisham said, the one death case brings the death toll to 108 while 54 new cases are reported bringing the accumulative total to 6,589.

He said out of the 53 local transmissions, three cases are detected from the clusters and localities placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Dr Noor Hisham added, 45 out of the 54 cases involved foreigners.

The Health Director General also reported that 65 patients were discharged on Saturday, bringing the accumulative total to 4,929 or 74.8% from the total number of positive cases.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham there are 1,552 active cases being treated in the hospitals and until today there are 18 patients admitted to the intensive care units (ICU) with six of them needing respiratory aids.

On the updates of COVID-19 infections, Dr. Noor Hisham said, a new cluster with 12 foreigners tested positive was detected in a construction site in Setia Alam.

Regarding the Pedas, Negeri Sembilan cluster, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 28 positive cases were detected bringing the total number in that cluster to 88 cases.

He said, the ministry is still investigating the cause of the infection in the Pedas cluster.

This cluster among others includes 33 from Nepal, 26 Bangladeshis, 11 Indonesians and 11 from Myanmar. –Malaysia World News



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