new Covid-19 cases Sungai Cluster Benting Cluster PUI Sivagangga Cluster new cases Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL, 19 JUN 2020
Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL, 19 JUN 2020

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – The Patient under Investigation (PUI) Sivagangga Cluster continued to increase aggressively when new Covid-19 cases are reported outside Kedah in Perlis and Penang.

In the latest development, 25 new cases were reported in Malaysia turning the cumulative Covid-19 positive cases to 9,063.

Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, out of the 25 cases, 16 were local infections involving 15 citizens and one non-citizen. Meanwhile there were nine imported cases.

“From the 15 local infections involving citizens, the PUI Sivagangga Cluster is getting aggressive and 12 new cases were reported from the cluster. 10 new cases were reported in Perlis for the first time and one case was reported in Penang and one case in Kedah.

“Three other cases involving citizens were two in Perak involving Influenza Like Illness (ILI) cases at Sentinel Clinic and one symptomatic screening at the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur has been admitted to the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

“Meanwhile, one non-citizen case in the country was reported from the Illegal Immigrants Detention Centre in Johor,” he said in a statement today.

According to Noor Hisham, the nine imported cases which were infected from overseas involved eight Malaysia citizens and one non-citizen.

He said, from the nine imported cases four cases were from Sabah which returned from the Philippines and two cases in Selangor which returned from the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. Two cases in Kuala Lumpur contracted the disease from Djibouti, East Africa and Australia. The sole case in Sarawak had just returned from Yemen.

According to him, the total active Covid-19 cases in the country is 210 cases and the patients have been isolated and given treatment.

“Meanwhile, 15 cases have recovered today and the cumulative cases which have fully recovered is 8,728 cases (96.3 percent from the total cases).

“As of now, two Covid-19 positive cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit and one required respiratory support.

“However, there is no increment of Covid-19 death, thus, the total Covid-19 death in Malaysia remained at 125 cases (1.38 percent from the total cases),” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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