Covid-19: 710 new cases, 10 deaths

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covid-19 tally Healthcare worker from Sunway Medical Centre uses hand sanitiser to after running a Covid-19 screening through Cov Shield, PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 23 OCTOBER 2020 Covid-19 cases
Healthcare worker from Sunway Medical Centre uses hand sanitiser to after running a Covid-19 screening through Cov Shield, PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 23 OCTOBER 2020

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has recorded 710 new Covid-19 cases today, shifting the total tally of the disease to 24,514 cases.

With that, the active cases in the country is 8,416 cases and they have been isolated and given treatment.

Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, Sabah continued to record the highest number of cases in the country with 528 cases or 74.4 percent. The number is recorded after various efforts in active tracking of Covid-19 cases in the state.

He said, the healthcare workers have been mobilise to assist in the field screening. Medical treatment assistance and the logistics aspects of samples delivery have also been upgraded. They have helped to speed up the Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests.

“The states in the Klang Valley has recorded an additional of 73 cases or 10.3 percent from the total cases. From the 73 new cases, 34 cases (46.6 percent) were from the existing and new clusters.

“For your information, these states and also Sabah have been placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

“180 cases or 25.4 percent of the cases today were from the Kepayan Prison Cluster (140 cases), Remand Prison Cluster (39 cases) and Tembok Cluster (1 case).

“One case was a visitor returning from Sabah, which turned the cumulative cases of people with travel history to Sabah since 20 September to 466 cases,” he said in a statement today.

Noor Hisham added, there were 10 additional Covid-19 deaths today, thus, the cumulative Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia is 214 cases or 0.9 percent from the total cases.

He said, it involved Sabah with eight cases, meanwhile, Kedah and the Federal Territory of Labuan recorded one case each.

457 cases have fully recovered from the disease, thus, the cumulative cases of patients recovering from Covid-19 are 15,884 cases or 64.8 percent from the total cases.

According to him, Sabah has the highest Covid-19 rate of 246 cases, followed by Selangor (105 cases) and Kedah (74 cases).

“As of now, 90 Covid-19 positive cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where 28 cases required respiratory support,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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