Covid-19: Total cases cross 20k with 871 new cases, seven new deaths

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  • Sunday, 18 Oct 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 871 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday (Oct 18), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 20,498.

There were also another seven new deaths, bringing the death toll to 187 cases.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 702 of the cases were detected in Sabah, followed by 72 cases in Selangor, 45 in Penang, and 10 in Perak.

Labuan and Kedah recorded nine cases each, while Kuala Lumpur recorded seven cases.

The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 7,049.

Malaysia also discharged 701 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 13,262, or at a rate of 64%. This is the highest ever daily recovery.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

Currently, 86 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 28 of them requiring ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham said that the six deaths were recorded in Sabah, while one was recorded in Selangor.

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