Sunday, 01 Nov 2020

31,548

Total cases

659

New cases

21,248

Total discharged

249

Total deaths
0 New case(s)
OCT 31, 2020 (Source MOH)
EMBRACING NEW NORMS
17/10/2020 08:16 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17  -- The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia jumps to 869 today, namely, the highest figure ever recorded since the pandemic afflicted the country.

Four deaths were reported as of 12 noon today, making the total number of cumulative deaths in Malaysia due to the plague currently at 180 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that, with the new development, the total number of cases in Malaysia had now surpassed the 19,000 figure, namely, 19,627 cases, with active infectious cases increasing to 6,886.

‘’All the new cases today are local infections involving 745 citizens and 124 non-citizens with Sabah still recording the highest new infections, namely, 451 cases (51.9 per cent),’’ he told a virtual media conference aired in the Facebook of the Ministry of Health (MOH) today.

Dr Noor Hisham said, overall, 224 cases (25.8 per cent) today were from the Tembok Cluster, Remand Prison Cluster and the Seberang Perai Prison Cluster which were isolated cases in prisons and did not infect society.

A total of 20.3 per cent involved cases in the Klang Valley, namely, Selangor (159 cases), Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory (15 cases) and Putrajaya (two cases).

Detailing the number of cases in other states, Dr Noor Hisham said Penang recorded 189 cases, Kedah (38), Sarawak (four), Perak (four), Terengganu (three), Johor (two), Negeri Sembilan (one) and Melaka (one).

‘’From the total cases today, four cases were those returning from Sabah, making the number of cases reportedly having a history of visits to Sabah since Sept 20, 2020 at 441 cases,’’ he said.

MOH had also identified five new COVID-19 clusters, making the number of active clusters, to date, at 81.

He said 302 cases of COVID-19 had recovered today, making the total cumulative number of cases which had fully recovered at 12,561 cases.

Until to date, 91 positive COVID-19 cases were being treated at the Intensive Care Units (ICU), with 30 cases needing respiratory aid.

-- BERNAMA

 

 

ABOUT US

Malaysian National News Agency
Wisma BERNAMA
No.28 Jalan BERNAMA
Off Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Tel : +603-2693 9933 (General Line)
Email : helpdesk[at]bernama.com

Categories

General
Business
Sports
Politics
World
Features
Thoughts
Infographics
Videos
Images
Exclusive Press

Copyrights

Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Security Policy