Malaysia records 432 daily new COVID-19 cases with 224 detected in Kedah prison

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PUTRAJAYA: Kedah has reached the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 241 out of 432 recorded in Malaysia’s daily record as reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Oct.5.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from 241 new COVID-19 cases, 224 were detected from the Wall Cluster (Tembok) at the prison in Kedah.

He said in Kedah two new clusters were formed namely Bah Sintok with 11 and Jeram with three cases. Meanwhile in Terengganu a new cluster Bah Tanjung was also formed involving three cases.

The other states with new COVID-19 cases include Sabah (130 cases), Selangor (34), Terengganu (5), Kuala Lumpur (5), Labuan (4), Johor (2), Perak (2), Putrajaya (2), Negeri Sembilan (2), Pahang (1), Melaka (1) and Kelantan (1).

Dr. Noor Hisham added 29 cases were detected from those who had a travel history to Sabah and since 20th September, 235 people had been detected with positive COVID-19.

“Fifty-seven (57) cases have been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 10, 340 or 80.7% while 432 new cases recorded today have contributed to the overall total to 12,813.

“The active COVID-19 cases have reached 2,336 and patients have been isolated and undergoing treatment at the hospitals nationwide,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement on Oct.5.

From the new cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, three were imported while 429 had been local transmissions involving 409 citizens and 20 foreigners.

The imported cases were one citizen in Kuala Lumpur who came back from India and another from Sarawak detected COVID-19 in Kuwait while one case in Kuala Lumpur detected from Myanmar involving a non-citizen.

From the active cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 32 were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while eight needed respiratory aids. There was no death and the death toll remained at 137 or 1.07% from the overall cases.

In another development Dr. Noor Hisham said, Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Yaakob had announced the implementation of the Conditionl Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Putatan effective 12.01am, 7th October 2020.

“The Order was imposed following the increase in new COVID-19 cases in the three areas while the CMCO was to curb the infection, transmission and to enable the targeted tracing activities be carried out within 14 days,” said Dr. Noor Hisham. –Malaysia World News


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