PUTRAJAYA OKT.2: The COVID-19 have touched 287 new cases today- marking the highest daily record since the pandemic started early this year.
This situation is in line with the increase and the death toll trend of the corona virus infections in the world.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Hisham Abdullah said, the COVID-19 cases have reached 34.2 million globally with the daily surge around 309,000 compared to 302,000 cases.
Dr. Hisham affirmed that out of 287 new cases, 128 are from Tembok (wall) cluster involving a prison in Kedah. From the remaining of 159, 113 cases have been detected in Sabah especially from the clusters in the four districts that are undergoing the Targetted Enhanced Movement Control Order.
He added, there are 20 new cases that have travel history to Sabah. The positive COVID-19 cases have been detected from the scanning test activities in all domestic and international entry points from September 27 until October 10, 2020.
“Those who are negative and exposed to positive cases or having symptoms have to be quarantined for 14 days and those with negative results, no symptoms and did not expose to positive COVID-19 are advised to adhere to the 14 days quarantine, said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
The Health Director General said, the new cases have contributed to the cumulative total of 11,771 while 1,540 active cases have been isolated and undergoing treatment in the hospitals nationwide.
The 287 new cases are locally transmitted and this includes 20 cases that have travel history to Sabah and since 20th September, 139 have been detected with positive COVID-19.
The new cases include 113 recorded in Sabah, 129 in Kedah, Selangor (31) with 8 cases from new cluster namely Seri Anggerik and one from Seri Setia cluster; Perak (3); Terengganu (3) Negeri Sembilan (2); Kelantan (2); Kuala Lumpur (1); Johor (1); Pahang (1) and Labuan (1).
From the active cases, 22 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with four needed respiratory aids.
“There is no death case today and the death toll remains at 136 or 1.16% from the overall cases while 81 have been discharged contributing to a total of 10,095 or 85.8% from the cumulative total,” said Dr. Noor Hisham._ Malaysia World News.