Covid-19: 865 new cases, three new fatalities bring death toll to 190 (updated)

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  • Monday, 19 Oct 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 865 new Covid-19 infections on Monday (Oct 19), making it the third day in a row of cases being above the 800 mark.

At a press conference here on Monday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were three new deaths, bringing the death toll to 190.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

The bulk of the new cases continue to come from Sabah, with 643 new infections reported in the state alone.

After Sabah, Selangor recorded 107 cases followed by Labuan with 34 cases and Penang (26).

This is followed by Perak (18), Melaka (16), Kuala Lumpur (six), Negri Sembilan (four), Kedah (three), Putrajaya (three), Johor (two), Pahang (one) and Terengganu (one).

Sarawak, Kelantan and Perlis have no new cases.

There are seven import cases while the rest are local transmissions.

Malaysia also discharged 455 patients, which means the total of recoveries is 13,717.

The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 7,436 cases.

Cumulatively, Malaysia has 21,363 cases.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

Currently, 99 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 32 of them requiring ventilator support.

All three new deaths are in Sabah, involving a 85-year-old man at Tawau Hospital, a 52-year-old man at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu and a 70-year-old woman at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan.

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