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Health DG: 1.6% of 14,954 new cases reported Sunday (Sept 19) from categories three to five

PETALING JAYA: Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement on Sunday (Sept 19), says that 98.4%, or 14,711 of the cases were mild and asymptomatic infections.

"Another 1.6%, or 243 cases are those in Categories 3, 4 and 5," he said.

He said a total of 1,194 cases were admitted at the intensive care unit (ICU), where 882 were confirmed Covid-19 cases while 312 were suspected and under probe.

Among the ICU cases, 665 are on ventilator support.

Sarawak recorded the highest number of cases with 2,707 infections, followed by Selangor (2,028), Johor (1,948), Kelantan (1,420) and Sabah (1,356).

This was followed by Penang (1,259), Perak (1,222), Kedah (809), Pahang (705), Terengganu (671), Kuala Lumpur (383), Mel

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Over 2,500 people entering Langkawi screened, one tested positive for Covid-19, says Health DG

PETALING JAYA: One holidaymaker was found to be Covid-19 positive among more than 2,500 who were screened before entering Langkawi island, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

“On Saturday (Sept 18), a total of 2,507 individuals were screened through the Langkawi Tourism Bubble Pilot Project. Only one Covid-19 positive individual was identified through RTK-Ag at KLIA2. The Category 1 positive case was given a ten-day quarantine Home Surveillance Order (HSO),” Dr Noor Hisham said in the ministry’s daily Covid-19 updates.

Entry into Langkawi is only by sea and air, and authorities are ensuring only fully vaccinated tourists who have been screened for Covid-19 can set foot on the island. The trave

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