Covid-19: 649 new cases, death toll remains at 246 (updated)


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded a drop in new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (Oct 29) with 649 cases reported, bringing the total infections to 30,090, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said no new fatalities were reported. The death toll remains at 246 cases since the outbreak began in January.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

Of the new cases, Sabah makes up the bulk with 352 new infections followed by 132 cases in Selangor, Negri Sembilan (43), Kedah (37), Kuala Lumpur (21), Labuan (17), Penang (13), Johor (10), Sarawak (eight), Perak (five), and one each in Pahang, Melaka, Terengganu, and Putrajaya.

With 685 patients discharged, the number of new cases is less than recoveries on Thursday. The total number of recoveries is 19,757 cases so far.

Sabah has the highest recoveries with 458 cases.

Active cases in the country have gone up to 10,087 and five new clusters have been identified.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

Of the total new cases, seven were imported cases from Indonesia (five cases), India (one) and the Philippines (one) involving two Malaysians and five foreigners.

Currently, 106 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 23 of them requiring ventilator support.

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