KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — The daily tally of new positive COVID-19 cases surged again to 39 today, from a one digit number, which was only seven cases, yesterday.
Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest daily figure brings to 8943 the cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country, while the number of active cases with infectivity is now 212.
“From the 39 new cases reported, 11 are imported cases, involving four Malaysians and seven foreigners who were allowed to enter Malaysia,” he said in a press statement on COVID-19 today.
On the 11 imported cases, he said they were from Saudi Arabia (one case in Sabah), Ireland (one case in Kuala Lumpur); South Korea (one case in Sarawak and one case in Kuala Lumpur); India (one case in Kedah); Russia (one case in Kuala Lumpur); United States of America (one case in Kuala Lumpur); South America (one case in Sarawak); United Kingdom (two cases in Sarawak); and the Philippines (one case in Labuan).
On the 28 cases of local transmission, he said, 22 involved Malaysians and six were non-citizens.
He said 19 cases were recorded in Sarawak, comprising the Sentosa Cluster (seven cases); Kuching Engineering Cluster (four cases); Satok Cluster (four cases); Mambong Cluster (one case); Melbourne PUI Cluster (one case), one case during screening on arrival at airport and and another case detected through self-screening.
The two cases detected during screening at the airport and self-screening had been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital, he added.
Meanwhile, Sabah recorded two high-risk screening cases, comprising one case at the Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital and another at the Lahad Datu Hospital, while Kedah recorded one case from the Sivagangga PUI Cluster.
“For cases of infection in the country (6 cases) among non-citizens, two cases are from the Sentosa Cluster in Sarawak and four cases are from the PUI Sivagangga Cluster in Kedah,” he said.
He said there were six cases of recovery recorded today, bringing the cumulative number of cases that have fully recovered to 8,607 cases or 96.2 percent of the total cases.
Only one positive case is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and no COVID-19-related death reported today, he added.