By Chew Lip Song
THE Health Ministry recorded 21 new Covid-19 cases nationwide, while Sarawak enters its fifth day with zero cases.
Of the 21 new cases, 15 were imported cases and six from local transmission, including three from the Sivagangga cluster in Kedah, bringing the total there to 24 cases.
Noor Hisham said two patients were the children of a patient there. One of the children had suffered breathing difficulty on July 30 but did not seek medical treatment then.
The third new case also developed fever and breathing difficulty on August 2 and sought treatment at Taman Selasih Clinic in Kulim.
As of noon today, 1,647 people from the cluster have been screened. Of that figure, 24 tested positive, with a further 869 awaiting results. Of those who tested positive, 19 are Malaysians with the remaining five being foreigners.
Today’s new cases push the cumulative cases nationwide to 9,023. Eighteen patients had also been discharged over the past 24 hours, with the total now at 8,702. The number of active cases now is 196.