Covid-19: 1,741 new cases, 7 deaths, Selangor leads the score

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Covid-19 patients treatment at private hospitals Covid-19 cases Healthcare workers from Sunway Medical Centre conducting Covid-19 screening via Cov Shied targeted screening to the public to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 23 OCTOBER 2020
(Picture for representational purposes only) Healthcare workers from Sunway Medical Centre conducting Covid-19 screening via Cov Shied targeted screening to the public to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 23 OCTOBER 2020

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

PUTRAJAYA – The number of daily new Covid-19 cases remained at four figures with 1,741 cases today.

Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that 1,733 were local infections and there were eight imported cases.

At the same time, 1,010 patients have recovered from Covid-19 today, bringing the total tally of people recovering from the disease to 98,228 cases.

The number of active cases in the country is 22,089 and 122 patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 53 required respiratory support.

According to Noor Hisham, Malaysia has recorded 120,818 cumulative Covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, seven Covid-19 deaths were reported today, shifting the total tally of death due to the outbreak to 501 cases.

Selangor recorded 687 new cases today and continued to lead the Covid-19 leader board with the highest number of daily cases. From that amount, 541 cases or 78.7 percent were detected from the active Covid-19 clusters and close contacts screening.

“This is followed by Sabah with 303 cases or 17.4 percent and Johor with 295 case or 16.9 percent,” he said during a news Conference on the development of Covid-19. –MalaysiaGazette

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