Malaysia records a spike of 1,228 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths – Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA 24 OCT: Malaysia records a sudden spike of 1,228 new COVID-19 cases today contributing to the cumulative total of 25,742 with 8,966 active cases that have been isolated and treated in the hospitals nationwide.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 671 cases had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 16,555 or 64.31% and seven dead adding the death toll to 221 (0.86%) and 99 patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 31 needed respiratory aids.

“From the new cases, 11 were imported cases out of which three were Malaysians and eight were non-citizens. The involved were three from Singapore, Indonesia (3), China (2) South Korea (2) and Tunisia (1) ,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in the press conference held here today.

Meanwhile Sabah still leads with the largest number of new COVID-19 cases recording 889, Negeri Sembilan (96), Selangor (76), Kedah (76), Penang (23), Labuan (21), Kuala Lumpur (19), Perak (10), Sarawak (8), Johor (7) and Melaka (3).

The six new clusters formed today include Mesra (Sandakan, Sabah), Megah (Sandakan, Sabah), Kaya (Seremban Negeri Sembilan and Putrajaya), Bah Kayu (Gombak, Selangor, Titiwangsa Kuala Lumpur), Baki (Kuching, Sarawak) and Kempas (Johor Bahru, Kulai). –Malaysia World News

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