Covid-19: 375 new cases, five new deaths (updated)


PETALING JAYA: The country recorded 375 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (Oct 8) with 18 recoveries.

It comprises 371 local transmissions and four imported cases. The country's total number of infections is now at 14,368 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a Facebook live video on Thursday, said that of the newly reported cases, 271 were from Sabah, with 36 cases from Selangor and 16 from Kedah.

Sixty patients are also being treated at the ICU with 20 requiring ventilator support.

The cumulative number of recovered cases is now at 10,519.

The country also recorded five additional deaths, bringing the death toll to 146.

All were recorded in Sabah - Lahad Datu (1), Semporna (1), Sandakan (1) and Tawau (2).

Four had pre-existing health conditions with the oldest fatal case being an 82-year-old man in the Tawau Hospital.

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