Tuesday, October 20

Covid-19: 11 new positive cases in Malaysia today, 8 of which are imported cases

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Out of the 11 detected cases in the country today, eight are imported cases while three are local transmissions. File Photo

KUCHING: Malaysia recorded 11 new positive Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 9,114.

Out of the 11, eight are imported cases. Three of the eight cases involve locals returning from Japan, Australia and Singapore which were detected in Kuala Lumpur.

The remaining five cases involve two locals and one foreigner from the Philippines who were detected in Sabah and two locals from Singapore who were detected in Johor, said Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today.

The three local transmissions involve two locals in Kedah and one foreigner in Sabah, he added.

He added that all clusters did not record any new cases.

He also noted that Kuching District had returned to green zone status, and reminded all Malaysians to continue following the set standard operating procedures.

Meanwhile, eight people have recovered from the virus and were discharged today, bringing the number of discharged cases to 8,817 cases, with a recovery rate of 96.74 per cent of the total cases.

One patient is still being treated at an intensive care unit (ICU), and is currently not on ventilator support.

The death toll in the country stands unchanged at 125, he said.