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Seven new infections related to the Tawar Cluster

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded 12 new cases, with seven of them related to the Tawar Cluster in Kedah and Penang.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cluster now had a total of 46 cases.

“All of the new cases are third generation cases,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham said a total of 1,135 people had also been screened under the Tawar Cluster.

Out of the 918 people screened in Kedah, 39 of the positive cases were detected. So far, 655 of them have tested negative while 224 individuals are still waiting for results.

Seven cases were detected in Penang – out of 208 people who have been screened, 175 were negative while another 26 are still pending results.

Some nine individuals related to this cluster have also been screened in Perak, with no positive cases detected so far. Eight of them were negative while one individual is still awaiting results.

On the other cases reported yesterday, Dr Noor Hisham said two were related to the Sala Cluster.

One of the local cases is related to the screening of symptoms cases recorded in Sungai Buloh Hospital.

There were also two imported cases involving non-Malaysians infected abroad in Syria and the Philippines. Cumulatively, Malaysia has a total of 9,212 infections.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 17 more cases had been discharged, which means that 8,876 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

This translates to a recovery rate of 96.4%. The number of active cases is now 211.

Currently, there are eight people being treated at the intensive care units, with two patients on ventilator support. The death toll stays at 125.

On another matter, Dr Noor Hisham said the Health Ministry had updated the MySejahtera

app to allow group check-ins to speed up the required Covid-19 standard operating procedure at premises.

“Under the ‘Others’ section in the MySejahtera app, the user needs to click ‘Add Dependents’ to include the details of the family members,” he said.

–The Star

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