PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases and 11 recoveries on Thursday (Aug 6), bringing the total infections in the country to 9,038.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the new cases, five were imported involving three Malaysians and two non-Malaysians.
The others were local transmissions involving eight Malaysians and two non-Malaysians.
“The six local transmissions were linked to the Sivagangga cluster in Kedah, while two cases were found in Negri Sembilan, one from Kuala Lumpur and another from Labuan,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
The six found to be linked to the Sivagangga cluster were second generations of infection, said Dr Noor Hisham, with one person found to be a close contact to a family member who visited the nasi kandar restaurant in Jitra.
Five others involved a family who visited a location which has now been put under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) in Kedah, while the source of infection is still under investigation.
He also said there were 11 recoveries, bringing the total number to 8,713.
He added that two Covid-19 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with one requiring a ventilator.
Dr Noor Hisham said the total active cases were 200, adding that there were no fatalities, with the death toll remaining at 125.