PUTRAJAYA SEPT 16:- Malaysia had reached the five figures of COVID-19 cases recording 10,031 with 668 active cases while 15 were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) out of which three needed respiratory aids.
The country was first attacked by the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 but saw an increase in the transmissions of the corona virus among the citizens and also immigrants in these few days.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the 15 patients admitted to ICU, six were senior citizens aged 60 and above; nine were in the age range of 21 till 56 and from that nine cases were from the River Cluster.
He said, 61patients were infected via local transmissions while one was imported involving a Malaysian who had returned from India.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, 62 new cases had been recorded bringing the cumulative total to 10,031 while 26 had been discharged and recorded a cumulative total of 9,235 (92.1%) From the 61 local transmissions.
Out of the 62 cases 41 were Malaysians while 20 involving non-citizens.
There is no death case recorded today bringing the death toll remaining at 128 or 1.28 percent from the cumulative total.
Elaborating on the COVID-19 local transmissions, Dr. Noor Hisham said in his statement here today, out of 61 local transmissions 59 cases were from Sabah out of which 48 were from the Benteng LD Cluster involving 20 non-citizens, four screen tests of the health staff from Lahad Datu Hospital; three screen test cases at the International Entry Point (PMA) from Peninsular Malaysia; two screen tests at Lahad Datu Health Clinic; one from Island Cluster and one screen test case at Sandakan Prison.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, one case was from River Cluster in Kedah and the other one from Penang involving a close contact screen test of case 9397 andcase 9459. – Malaysia World News