Covid-19: Malaysia records biggest spike today

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. (gambar fail)

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KUCHING, Oct 2: Malaysia reported 287 new Covid-19 cases today, the biggest daily spike since the pandemic began.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press conference said the 287 cases were all locally-transmitted cases, including 20 who recently returned from Sabah which is the epicentre.

“The national tally now stands at 11,771 cases, with 1,540 active cases. Today’s new infections marked the biggest number of cases and the sharp increase comes after a surge in travel to and from Sabah.

“Kedah topped the numbers at 129, followed by Sabah (113); Selangor (31); three each in Perak and Terengganu; two each in Negeri Sembilan and Kelantan; and one each in Labuan, Pahang, Johor and Kuala Lumpur.”

MOH also announced that 81 more patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, bringing the rate of recovery to 10,095 cases.

No death case was reported at Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), bringing the cumulative death cases in the country to 136.

A total of 22 patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit including four that requires ventilator support. — DayakDaily