Covid-19: 89 new cases, two new deaths bring total to 136


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia confirmed 89 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Sept 30), a slight improvement from the three days of triple digits in infection increases.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the country’s 89 new cases, 86 are local transmissions while three are import cases.

On Wednesday, Malaysia also discharged 28 patients, which means the total of recoveries is 9,967, or at a rate of 88.8%.

The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 1,121 cases.

Cumulatively, the country’s total of cases since the outbreak began in January is 11,224.

Currently, 16 people are being treated at intensive care units, with three of them requiring ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced two deaths, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 136.

The two deaths are detected in Sabah and Kedah.

Sabah continues to record the highest number of new Covid-19 infections according to state with 35 cases, followed by Kedah (13), Selangor (10) and Johor (eight).

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