Nine New Covid-19 Cases Reported, None In Sivagangga And Kurau Clusters

Four local transmissions were reported today, comprising three in an immigration detention centre and one at a hospital in Sabah.

KUALA LUMPUR, August 11 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not record any new cases from the northern region’s Sivagangga persons-under-investigation (PUI) and Kurau clusters today.

As of today, 5,645 people were screened under the Sivagangga PUI cluster. A total of 45 people from the cluster were detected with coronavirus — comprising 31 in Kedah, 11 in Perlis, and three in Penang. The cluster was sparked by a restaurant owner in Kedah who broke home quarantine rules. No new cases in this cluster were reported today.

A total of 5,036 people tested negative, while 564 people are still waiting for the test result.

A total of 180 people were screened under the Kurau cluster in Perak and Penang, where five were found to be positive. A total of 123 people tested negative, while 52 people are still waiting for the test result. Yesterday, MOH announced that Kurau and Sivagangga PUI clusters spread through Hari Raya Haji visits.

Nine new Covid-19 cases were reported today, consisting of four local transmissions and five imported cases. That brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 9,103.

Of the four local transmissions, three were reported in Bukit Jalil immigration detention centre and a case was identified through a screening at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Sabah. All the four cases involved foreign nationals.

The five imported cases were reported among returnees from Japan, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Singapore.

Six people were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 8,809.

A total of 169 Covid-19 patients are still receiving treatment in hospitals, with two of them in intensive care unit (ICU).

The death toll caused by Covid-19 remains at 125 as no new deaths were recorded today.

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