Covid-19: M'sia records 629 new cases, plus six fatalities

  • Nation
  • Friday, 16 Oct 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia continued to record a high number of new Covid-19 cases with the Health Ministry reporting 629 cases and six deaths on Friday (Oct 16).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sabah continued to record the highest number of cases with 489, or 77.7% of the total number of cases.

A total of 245 patients recovered, putting the total number of recoveries to-date at 12,259 or at a rate of 65.4%.

The total number of active cases in the country now stands at 6,323.

The country’s cumulative total cases since the outbreak began in January is 18,758.

There are 99 patients being treated at intensive care units, with 31 of them requiring ventilator support.

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