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After weeks of single digit new Covid-19 cases amongst Malaysians, the figure rose to 15 new cases on Saturday, 13 June.
Health Director General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed out of the 43 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday, 38 were local infections which comprised of 23 non-Malaysians and 15 Malaysians.
While the infection amongst non-Malaysians were largely from the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Centre (21 cases), the 15 Malaysian infections were a little more scattered.
Here’s the breakdown:
Negeri Sembilan – 5 cases
One patient was found to be infected with the novel coronavirus after coming into close contact with Patient 7,756 during a Hari Raya visit.
A civil servant in Seremban who was planning to return to Sabah was also found to be Covid-19 positive after screening.
Meanwhile, three new cases were detected in three separate tahfiz schools.
Selangor – 4 cases
Two cases were detected from screening in two tahfiz schools.
After screening of frontliners (non-health) in Sabak Bernam, two more cases were detected.
Melaka – 2 cases
One case was detected from a senior centre in Melaka Tengah while another new infection was detected in a tahfiz school.
Kuala Lumpur – 1 case
The infection was detected from the Influenza Like Illness (ILI) surveillance in a sentinel health clinic.
Pahang – 1 case
The infection was detected from community screening in Temerloh.
Perak – 1 case
Another infection was detected from a tahfiz school.
Sabah – 1 case
After a 96-year-old woman passed away in her home on 12th June, her body was brought to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah for post-mortem testing which confirmed the presence of the virus in her body.
The Health Ministry is still investigating the source of the infection.
Her passing pushes Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 120 losses from the total of 8,445 reported infections in the country.
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