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COVID-19: New cases jump 15, new Tawar cluster identified in Kedah with 9 cases

Malaysia has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases today which brings the total number of cases to 9,129. There are no new deaths recorded and the death toll remains at 125.

The Ministry of Health has reported 4 new recoveries and a total of 8,821 patients have recovered and discharged so far. The recovery rate is currently 96.63% while the morality rate is 1.37%.

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There are currently 183 active cases remaining which are isolated and receiving treatment. 2 patients are in ICU and none are on respiratory support.

Out of the 15 cases reported today, 4 are imported while 11 are transmitted locally. The imported cases include 3 Malaysians returning from Indonesia and 1 Malaysian returning from Yemen.

In terms of local cases, Ministry of Health has identified a new Tawar cluster in Kedah which recorded 9 new cases today. The other two cases are in Kuala Lumpur which include 1 Malaysian that was detected during pre-surgery screening and 1 foreigner that was detected during a pre-departure screening.

The Tawar cluster currently has 10 positive cases. The first case was reported on 12th August after a screening at a hospital in Sungai Petani on 11th August. The 9 new cases are relatives to the first positive case and 86 close contacts have been tested. 21 have returned negative while 56 are still waiting for results.

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Active case detection is still on going and the source of infection is still under investigation. There are no new cases today from other clusters.


Alexander Wong