KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): Malaysia recorded six new Covid-19 cases and two recoveries in the 24 hours until noon today, lifting the number of active cases to 154.

The two recoveries marked the lowest number of discharged cases in a day since the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) was enforced on Aug 7.

Three of the new cases were local infections including two from the Benteng Lahad Datu (Benteng LD) cluster in Sabah.

The other local case was recorded in Penang, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

There were three imported cases — two from Indonesia and one from Bangladesh. All three were detected in Kuala Lumpur, the statement said.

With the latest cases, Malaysia’s total Covid-19 infections rose to 9,397.

No new deaths were recorded today, leaving the total number of Covid-19 related fatalities at 128 or 1.36% of total cases.

Cases being treated under intensive care unit (ICU) rose to six, from five yesterday. Three of them require respiratory assistance, the statement added.

On a related matter, the two new cases from the Benteng LD cluster have bumped up the total number of infections there to 16. This was out of 776 tests conducted, of which 434 are still awaiting results.

“Active case detection and close-contact screening has been conducted,” the statement said.

Source: https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/covid19-malaysia-records-six-new-cases-two-recoveries