M’sia’s Covid-19 cases notch up to four figures, six new clusters identified

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, Oct 24: Malaysia recorded 1,228 new cases of positive Covid-19 with seven deaths today.

According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, from the total number of cases recorded today, 1,217 of the cases involved local transmission while 11 others were import cases.

“Sabah continues to record the highest number of cases with 889 cases, followed by Negeri Sembilan with 96 cases, Selangor (76), Kedah (76), Penang (23), Labuan (21), Kuala Lumpur (19), Perak (10), Sarawak (eight), Johor (seven) and Melaka (three).

“This brings the total cumulative number of cases involving positive Covid-19 in the country to 25,742 cases,” said Dr Noor Hisham during the daily press conference on the national Covid-19 development, held in Putrajaya, today.

Dr Noor Hisham also revealed that six new clusters were identified throughout the country involving 71 individuals who were tested positive for Covid-19.

“The cluster are namely Mesra and Megah cluster in Sabah (eight), Kaya cluster in Negeri Sembilan (54), Bah Kayu cluster in Selangor (one), Baki cluster in Sarawak (three) and Kempas cluster in Johor (five),” he added.

At the same time, Dr Noor Hisham noted 92 cases of positive Covid-19 are currently being treated in the hospital intensive care unit (ICU), where 31 of them are under respiratory assistance.

“A total of 671 cases of positive Covid-19 cases have recovered and discharged from the hospital today, which brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 16,555 (64.31 percent).

“However, seven deaths involving Covid-19 were also recorded today, bringing the number of deaths due to Covid-19 to 221 cases (0.86 percent),” he said. –DayakDaily.