KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven new Covid-19 cases have been reported as at noon today, bringing the total infections in the country to 9,385 since the pandemic struck the country.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the 11, seven were imported where the patients; two Malaysians and five foreigners, contracted the virus abroad.
The patients of the import cases were infected in India (5 cases in Kuala Lumpur), Saudi Arabia (1 case in Kuala Lumpur) and United Kingdom (1 case in Kuala Lumpur), he added.
“Of the 4 local transmission cases, one involves a foreigner, who is a case from the newly-identified cluster today which is the Semenyih 2 Immigration Detention Depot (DTI) in Selangor.
“This patient was screened before being sent to home to its country of origin at the Beranang Temporary Detention Centre in Selangor.
“The three others are Malaysians where the cases were detected in Kedah (1 case from the Telaga Cluster), Selangor (1 case from the Semenyih 2 DTI Cluster) and in Negri Sembilan (1 case from the Semenyih 2 DTI Cluster),” said Dr Noor Hisham today, in a press conference.
He said four patients are currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit, with three requiring ventilator assistance.
There are no new deaths reported today and the death toll remains at 128 cases.
Nine patients have recovered from the Covid-19 infection today. A total of 165 active infectivity case patients have been isolated and treated.