Covid-19 cases back to four figures

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Covid-19 positive cases Healthcare worker from the Ministry of Health (MOH) gets ready to conduct Covid-19 screening on residents at Plaza Hentian Kajang in Selangor after the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) I declared on the area to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 29 OCTOBER 2020
Healthcare worker from the Ministry of Health (MOH) gets ready to conduct Covid-19 screening on residents at Plaza Hentian Kajang in Selangor after the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) I declared on the area to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 29 OCTOBER 2020

By Kumara Sabapatty

PUTRAJAYA – The new Covid-19 positive cases in the country once again leaped to four figures after it recorded 1,054 cases today.

The latest development as of this afternoon has turned the cumulative Covid-19 cases in the country to 34,393 cases. Meanwhile, there are 10,135 active cases in the country.

Sabah recorded the highest cases in the country with 678 cases (64.3 percent) from the total Covid-19 positive cases today. Meanwhile, the clusters related to prisons and Temporary Detention Centres recorded 310 cases (29.4 percent).

“More screening were conducted in stated under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO),” said the Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a news conference on the latest Covid-19 development in the country today.

According to him, 875 patients have recovered from Covid-19 today and the total recoveries are 23,995 cases (69.8 percent from the total cases).

He said, there were 14 imported cases among the 1,054 new cases, which encompassed of three citizens and 11 non-citizens.

Four cases arrived from the South Korea, Japan (2 cases), the Philippines (2 cases) and one case each from Uzbekistan, China, Hong Kong, Nepal, United Kingdom and the Republic of Maldives.

From the 1,040 local infections, seven cases were returnees from Sabah, shifting the tally of those who contracted the disease with travel history to Sabah since 20 September 2020 to 478 cases.

Besides that, Noor Hisham also said that 94 Covid-19 positive cases are currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where 32 cases required respiratory support. –MalaysiaGazette

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