PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded a sharp spike of 100 new Covid-19 cases today – a jump from 62 registered yesterday – raising the tally of infections to 9,559, 295 of which are active cases.
Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the new cases, 85 are local transmissions while 15 are imported cases.
The imported infections comprise two Malaysians and 13 non-Malaysians, 11 of which were infected in India, Indonesia (2), Pakistan and the Philippines (1).
Sixty-two of the 85 local transmissions are in Sabah, related to the Benteng LD Cluster – with 37 traced to the Lahad Datu district police headquarters and 25 to Tawau prisons.
The remaining 23 cases are from the Kedah Sungai Cluster, of which 22 were reported in Kedah and one in Perlis. The cluster includes 16 medical workers and seven of their family members.
As of noon on Sept 7, 12 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospital. Seven cases are currently in intensive care with four on ventilator support.
No new fatality was reported today, keeping the death toll at 128.