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82 new cases, 60 from Sabah

72 cases were local transmissions while the remaining 10 were imported.

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The number of new Covid-19 cases in the country remained at two digits today, with 82 cases reported, 60 of which were recorded in Sabah.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 72 cases were local transmissions while the remaining 10 were imported.

This brings the cumulative total to 10,358 cases.

“The local transmissions involved 60 Malaysians and 12 foreigners.

“As for the 60 cases detected in Sabah, 41 were from the Benteng LD cluster; six each from the Pulau and Selamat clusters; five from the Bangau-Bangau cluster (new cluster); as well as one each from the community screening and referral screening case at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,” he said in a press conference in Putrajaya today.

He said this also took the overall tally of infectivity cases to 665.

As for the remaining 12 local transmissions, Noor Hisham said 10 cases were reported in Kedah, with nine linked to the Sungai cluster and one screening case in the administrative enhanced movement control order area in Kota Setar.

Another was detected through pre-procedure screening at a medical centre in Selangor and the other from symptomatic screening at the Sarawak General Hospital.

Of the 10 imported cases, nine involved individuals returning from India and one from Indonesia.

Noor Hisham also said 168 recoveries were recorded today, raising the cumulative number of recoveries to 9,563 cases or 92.3% of total cases.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 130.

Nine patients are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with two in need of respiratory assistance.

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