Covid-19: 95 new cases recorded, mostly in Sabah

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Sabah Benteng Cluster Lahad Datu SMK Sri Pantai PUI Sivagangga Cluster SOP mass assembly court UMNO courts complex Najib Razak SRC International social distancing Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JULY 2020
Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JULY 2020

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – 95 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded today with 14 recoveries and one death. The latest Covid-19 death was also the first after a 17-day period.

The number of active cases in the country increased to 754 cases, with a cumulative Covid-19 positive cases of 10,147. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 death toll has increased to 129 cases.

The cumulative cases of patients fully recovering from the disease is 9,264 cases or 91.3 percent from the total cases.

As of now, 11 positive cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Meanwhile, two cases required respiratory support.

Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah said, out of the 95 new cases reported today, four were imported involving non-citizens. Three of them were Indonesian illegal immigrants in Selangor and one case of ship crew from China in Sabah.

“From the 91 local infections, 68 were Malaysia citizens and 23 cases were non-citizens.

“90 out of the 91 cases were recorded in Sabah where 76 of the cases were the Benteng LD Cluster with 20 non-citizens.

“Meanwhile, four cases were from the Pulau Cluster involving one non-citizen, three from the Selamat Cluster, three cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) involving one non-citizen at the Lahad Datu Hospital, two symptomatic screening admitted into the Tawau Hospital,” he said.

According to Noor Hisham, the 129th death (case 10,145) was a 50-year-old Filipino woman who had the symptoms of cough and difficulty in breathing on 14 September. The patient then seek treatment at a medical centre.

“She was then referred to the Semporna Hospital for further treatment, however, she did not go due to some constraints,” said Noor Hisham.

The woman was found unconscious the following day and was rushed into the Semporna Hospital in Sabah. She was pronounced dead on the same day and was tested positive of Covid-19 following a screening. –MalaysiaGazette

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