PUTRAJAYA JULY 19: Malaysia recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases today that involve 11 local transmissions and four imported.
Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the 15 new cases have brought the total number of COVID-19 infections to 8,779 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, out of the 11 local transmissions eight cases involved Malaysians while the other three were non-citizens.
He said, amongst the local transmissions, five cases were recorded in Sarawak while one each in Selangor, Sabah and Johor.
“Seven patients have recovered and that brings the total to 8,553 while there is one death recorded bringing the total to 123.
“The death involved a 72 year old man with a history of chronic high blood pressure and stroke. He was referred to Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom (HEBHK) in Kluang on July 17 and died on the same day,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a press statement here today.
Meanwhile two patients are being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) with one of them on respiratory aid.
The details of the local transmissions include five cases in Sarawak with one case involving the screening of the close contact of case 8743 of positive COVID-19, one case detected after screening, one case detected after screening before reporting to work and two other cases detected at random screening at the main entrance to Sarawak.
Meanwhile in Selangor one case was detected in a screening process before surgery at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (HUKM) while in Sabah one case was detected in a procedural screening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In Johor one case was brought in dead (BID). This was also the 123rd death case reported today.
The COVID-19 infections involving non-citizens include one case in an eatery in Bricfields that forms the “Kuala Lumpur restaurant cluster” while in Selangor from the “Sepang rumah kongsi cluster” and in Sarawak is the “Kuching Jetty cluster.” –Malaysia World News