KUALA LUMPUR, August 17 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded seven new Covid-19 cases from the Tawar cluster today, comprising four in Kedah and three in Penang, reaching three generations of spread.
So far, a total of 46 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported under this cluster (comprising 39 in Kedah and seven in Penang), or about 4 per cent of 1,135 people screened in Kedah, Penang, and Perak.
In Kedah, 39 people were detected with Covid-19 from the 918 people who were screened, while 665 people tested negative and 224 people are still waiting for the test result.
A total of 208 people were screened in Penang and seven infected people were identified, while 15 people were found to be negative. The balance 26 people are still waiting for the test result.
In Perak, a total of nine people have been screened. So far, none of them tested positive. Eight tested negative while a person is waiting for the test result.
The Tawar cluster now has three generations of spread, meaning one person infecting another, who then infected someone else. Active contact tracing measures as well as close contact screening are still ongoing for this cluster.
Two more Covid-19 cases were recorded in Kedah under the Sala cluster, bringing the total number of infected people from this cluster to six. So far, a total of 269 people were screened in Kedah and four in Penang. Of them, six people from Kedah were positively detected with the coronavirus, while all four people from Penang tested negative.
A total of 214 people tested negative in Kedah, while 49 people are still waiting for their test result.
A new unlinked Covid-19 case was detected in Selangor from a symptomatic screening at Sungai Buloh Hospital bringing the total number of local Covid-19 transmissions in the country to 10 today. All the newly reported local transmissions today involved Malaysians.
Two imported cases were identified among returnees from Syria and the Philippines (both in Kuala Lumpur), out of the 12 new Covid-19 cases reported today. So far, Malaysia has recorded 9,212 Covid-19 cases with 211 active cases.
A total of 17 patients were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 8,876. Eight patients are still being treated in intensive care, with two patients under ventilator support.
MOH’s MySejahtera Covid-19 management app also has enabled a group check-in feature in the contact tracing application for users to check in their dependents on the app, or family members, in a single check-in at premises. It is to be noted that CodeBlue first reported the details on the new feature last week.