MOH Reports Three Local Transmissions Among 11 New Covid-19 Cases

Three community cases were reported today — two in Kedah and one in Sabah.

KUALA LUMPUR, August 12 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 11 new Covid-19 cases today, including three local transmissions, without any new cases from active clusters.

Two locally transmitted cases, both Malaysians, were identified in Kedah through symptomatic screening at a medical centre.

The two cases were unrelated to each other and have been admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Kedah, for treatment.

The community transmitted case reported in Sabah, a foreigner, was identified from a screening of new detainees at the lockup of Tawau police station.

MOH reported eight new imported cases today involving seven Malaysians and one foreigner who returned from Singapore, the Philippines, Australia,and Japan.

There are currently 172 active cases, including one patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and none requiring a ventilator. The total official Covid-19 cases number at 9,114.

Eight patients were discharged from hospital,bringing the cumulative number of recovered patients to 8,817. The death toll in the country remains at 125 as no new casualties were recorded today.

MOH also informed the public that it is currently investigating the case of a student from a school in Seri Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, who was said, on social media and through viral WhatsApp messages, to have contracted coronavirus.

The student from Lembah Pantai had symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea on August 9 and was transferred to a medical centre on August 10 after being taken to a private clinic.

The student was found to be dengue positive, but the confirmatory Covid-19 test result is pending.

While waiting for the confirmatory lab results, MOH has started active case detection and screened 28 people, besides instructing 14 others to go to a public health clinic for screening.

The individuals who have been screened were placed under Home Surveillance Order (HSO) as a precautionary measure.

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