PUTRAJAYA OKT.11:- Sabah has reached 488 out of 561 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Malaysia’s daily infections today bringing the accumulative total to 15,657 with 4,587 active cases being isolated and treated in the hospitals nationwide.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, due to the increasing number of new COVID -19 cases in Sabah, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has sent 483 staffs from various categories to assist the Sabah State medical team and front liners.
“The medical staff will be present at the Health Department of Sabah, Quarantine and Treatment Centres and even to the field for screening test activities.
“The staff will assist to avoid delays in the data analysis every day,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in the press conference here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, many volunteers are needed to assist the front liners to help the COVID-19 patients as 75% of those infected are in Sabah but the corona virus transmissions are also very fast in the Peninsular.
Dr. Noor Hisham said that in response to a question posed by the local media here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the new cases 553 are local transmissions out of which 494 are citizens while 59 are non citizens with 8 imported cases affecting three coming back from Indonesia (1 citizen 2 non citizens), two from China (2 citizens), Singapore (1 citizen), Cambodia ( 1 citizen ), and Saudi Arabia (1 non-citizen).
From the new cases 11 have a travel history to Sabah and bringing the total to 353 since 20th September 2020.
Most of the states have recorded new cases. The states are Sabah (488), Kuala Lumpur (15), Selangor (26), Kedah (16), Johor (3), Perak (1), Melaka (3), Penang (1) and Terengganu (3).
Meanwhile five new clusters are formed with three in Sabah namely Kasih cluster (15), Surat cluster (22) and Khazanah cluster (13), Selangor (1) Sungei Way cluster in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (7) and Labuan (1) Bah Bundle cluster (1).
The Director General of Health added, 133 have been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 10,913 (69.70%) and two death cases bringing the death toll to 157 (1.00%).
Regarding the new cases, 90 have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 29 needed respiratory aids.-Malaysia World News