PUTRAJAYA NOV.6: Malaysia has recorded 1,755 new COVID-19 cases since the third wave started in early October 2020 and has contributed to the cumulative total of 38,189 with 11,530 active cases still under treatment in the hospitals.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said,Sabah is still recording the highest number with 1,199 (68.3%) from the total number of COVID-19 cases today while 741 cases (42.2%) have been contributed by the related clusters in temporary detainee centres and the prisons.
He said, the clusters involved are Tawau (372), Sandakan Prison (184), Seberang Perai (162), Tembok (10), Kepayan Prison (8) Remand Prison (3) and Benteng LD (2).
Dr. Noor Hisham added, the states in the Klang Valley have recorded 191 cases (10.9%) while the Federal Territory of Labuan contributed 59 positive cases or (3.4%). from the total number of new cases today.
“The five states have contributed to 1,449 cases (82.6%) from the total COVID-19 cases recorded today,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
Meanwhile from the new cases three were imported involving two citizens and one non-citizen. They came back from Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (1) and Myanmar (1).
From the number of new cases, 83 patients with positive COVID-19 have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 32 needed respiratory aids. However two death cases have brought the death toll to 279 cases (0.7%) from the cumulative total.
Meanwhile 726 cases have been discharged contributing to the cumulative total to 26,380 or 69.1%.
The states that have recorded new COVID-19 cases include Sabah (1,199) with new Mampulut cluster , Penang (192), Selangor (164) with new Fores cluster, Labuan (59), Negeri Sembilan (45), Kedah (19), Perak (18) with new Rengas cluster, Kuala Lumpur (17) with Fores cluster, Sarawak (17), Putrajaya (9),Terengganu (8) Johor (3) and Melaka (2). –Malaysia World News