Covid-19: 14 new instances with 11 linked to Sivagangga cluster, loss of life toll stays at 125

Covid-19: 14 new cases with 11 linked to Sivagangga cluster, death toll remains at 125

PETALING JAYA: There have been 14 new instances of Covid-19 in Malaysia reported on Sunday (Aug 2), bringing complete infections to eight,999.

Well being director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated 13 of the brand new instances had been native transmissions involving Malaysians and there was just one imported case involving a foreigner who got here from the Philippines.

“Eleven of the brand new instances had been linked to the Affected person Underneath Investigation (PUI) Sivagangga cluster in Kedah whereas two had been detected on the maritime entry level in Labuan involving a pupil from Sandakan who was about to start his research there and one other from Penampang who was on a household vacation,” he stated.

Dr Noor Hisham stated two sufferers are being handled on the intensive care items with certainly one of them requiring a ventilator.

No deaths had been reported. The loss of life toll stays at 125.

Dr Noor Hisham stated 313 folks from the PUI Sivagangga cluster have been examined for the sickness and 20 of them got here again optimistic and had been despatched to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar for therapy.

The outcomes of 280 others got here again adverse for the virus whereas the outcomes of 13 extra are nonetheless pending.

“All 20 who examined optimistic are energetic instances and 15 of them are Malaysians,” Dr Noor Hisham stated.

He added 11 sufferers from the cluster that had been reported to the Crises Preparedness Response Centre included two kids aged seven and 10.

Energetic case detection of different shut contacts are ongoing and sanitisation works have been carried out at premises the place sufferers had been together with colleges and houses, he stated in a press release.

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