Covid-19: Malaysia hits four digits yet again with 1,032 new cases, eight deaths

A healthcare worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at BP Healthcare in Klang October 27, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
A healthcare worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at BP Healthcare in Klang October 27, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — The Health Ministry today reported 1,032 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths in the last 24 hours.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham in a press conference today said of the 1,032 new cases, Klang Valley alone recorded 244 cases.

“The 1,032 cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 35,425.

“Currently, active cases stand at 10,339, with 82 patients being treated in intensive care from which 27 requires respiratory assistance,” he said.

On today’s reported deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said seven were in Sabah, bringing the cumulative death toll for Sabah to 138; the other case was reported in Perak.

The country’s Covid-19 death toll now stands at 271.

“Of the seven victims in Sabah, two were foreigners. The victims were aged between 56 and 83-years-old, while the one death reported in Perak involved a senior citizen, aged 79,” he said.

On the 1,032 new cases, Dr Noor Hisham said three were imported by foreigners who entered Malaysia from India, Singapore and the Philippines.

The country also reported 820 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of those discharged to 24,815.

Sabah once again recorded the highest number of cases with 646. 100 were detected from existing clusters, while 367 were detected from close contact screenings and another 179 from other screenings.

On the breakdown of cases by states, Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor reported 231 cases in the last 24 hours, with 155 coming from existing cluster 40 from close contact screenings and 34 from other Covid-19 screenings.

“Negri Sembilan reported 44 cases, followed by Labuan with 28, Kedah with 25 and Penang with 23 infections.

“Sarawak recorded nine cases, while Kuala Lumpur and Perak reported seven and six cases respectively,” he said.

Putrajaya, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor each reported five cases or less.

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