PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 835 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Oct 27), with Sabah showing a reduction in its daily total with 410 cases.
A day before, Sabah recorded 927 cases while the country saw a record daily hike of 1,240 cases.
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The country also reported two new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 238.
Malaysia also discharged 674 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 18,499.
Active cases in the country have gone up to 9,903.
In total, Malaysia has recorded 28,640 Covid-19 cases since January.
Currently, 89 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 32 of them requiring ventilator support.
At a press conference Tuesday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the slight improvement in the daily figures in Sabah is no reason for the ministry to rest on its laurels.
“Although there is a reduction in today’s cases, the Health Ministry is still actively conducting its Covid-19 screening and case detection activities in Sabah. This is because there are still 44 active clusters in the state, and a hike in daily cases can happen at any time, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
In the Klang Valley, there are 138 cases or 16.5% of Tuesday’s total - with Selangor recording 125 cases, Kuala Lumpur with nine and Putrajaya with one.
Negri Sembilan is seeing a rise in cases with 155 new infections.
Other states recording new cases are Labuan (74 cases), Sarawak (16), Penang (13), Johor (eight), Kedah (four) and Terengganu (four).
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There are five new import cases involving two arrivals from India and one each from Indonesia, Thailand and Bulgaria.
On the two new death cases, Dr Noor Hisham said the two victims - an 82-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman - both died at the Tawau Hospital.