NEW KIDURONG CLUSTER ANNOUNCED AS ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES DROP TO 344 Story: Dragon Visuals: Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Of the 6 positive COVID-19 cases (5 locals & 1 ex-pat) reported today, 1 was from a locally transmitted case that was recorded at the new Kidurong cluster in Bintulu, Sarawak. 3 other locally transmitted cases were recorded from a Tahfiz related case in Kuala Lumpur, a close contact and family member to case #8513, from Selangor, a case involving a sampled person in Negeri Sembilan who was intending to return to Sarawak and 2 imported cases involving a permanent resident and a local who had returned from Pakistan and Canada. Both are residents of Selangor.
The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia went up fractionally to 8,535.
Seventy more patients were discharged today, bringing the active cases currently being treated to 344, with 3 in ICU and none on respirators. So far 8,070 patients have been discharged in total.
The new cluster in Kidurong which was just formally announced today was discovered after a student of higher learning had tested positive on 12th June 2020. His family members including both his parents and 2 siblings were also confirmed positive. The latest case today involved a friend of his father. No other clusters reported new clusters.
Thankfully no new deaths were reported today keeping the fatalities at 121.