Covid-19: A record high 1,240 new cases, seven new deaths

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  • Monday, 26 Oct 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The country hit a new record high of 1,240 new Covid-19 cases as of noon Monday (Oct 26), bringing the total infections in the country to 27,805.

Of the 1,240 new cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 927 were from Sabah, with 439 cases from the Kepayan Prison.

He added that in the Klang Valley, 194 cases were detected, of which 120 cases were linked to new and existing clusters.

Dr Noor Hisham said that only two were imported cases.

"There are 94 Covid-19 cases being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with 31 cases requiring ventilator support," he said during a press conference on Monday.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that there were currently 9,744 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

He said 691 patients were discharged, bringing the total cumulative number to 17,825.

He also said seven deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 236 cases.

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