KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Health authorities reported 45 new Covid-19 cases, including 40 from the Benteng LD cluster in Sabah comprising 33 foreigners and seven Malaysians.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has screened a total of 2,679 individuals from this cluster across Tawau and Lahad Datu. A total of 170 individuals have tested positive with coronavirus, 916 individuals tested negative, while 1,593 individuals are still waiting for their results.
“From the 40 new cases, 34 cases are prisoners while six cases are family members of the prison staff,” Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press conference reporting Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases today.
Four community transmitted cases were reported today in Kedah from the Sungai cluster (one case), the Telaga cluster (two cases), and one unlinked case detected during a symptomatic screening at Simpang Kuala health clinic.
Senior Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced earlier today an administrative enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from September 11 to September 25 in Kota Setar district in Kedah, after a spike in the number of coronavirus cases from Sungai and Telaga clusters in Kedah.
The same measure has also been taken at the prison area and prison quarters in Tawau.
A total of 1,585 individuals have been screened from Sungai cluster across Kedah, Penang and Perlis. Forty individuals have tested positive (39 in Kedah and one in Perlis), 1,063 individuals tested negative, while 482 individuals are still waiting for their results.
For the Telaga cluster, a total of 4,673 individuals have been screened in Kedah and Penang. Thirteen of them tested positive (all in Kedah), 4,570 individuals tested negative, while 90 individuals are still waiting for their results.
The imported Covid-19 case reported today was a Malaysian who returned from Brazil (reported in Selangor). Malaysia’s total reported positive Covid-19 cases has now reached 9,628.
There are currently 333 active cases reported. Nine patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), including five patients requiring ventilator support.
A total of 24 patients have recovered today, bringing the cumulative recovered Covid-19 cases to 9,167. No new casualties were recorded today, hence the death toll remains at 128.