Covid-19: 799 new cases, three new deaths on Friday (Oct 30) (Updated)


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 799 new Covid-19 infections on Friday (Oct 30), with 466 or 58.3% of the cases coming from Sabah.

The country also reported three new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 249.

There are 491 patients who were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 20,248.

Sabah has the highest recoveries with 277 cases, followed by Selangor with 135.

The number of active cases in the country have gone up to 10,392.

In total, Malaysia recorded 30,889 Covid-19 cases since January.

Currently, 90 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 20 of them requiring ventilator support.

At a press conference, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that 21.3% of Friday’s cases came from the Klang Valley.

Selangor reported 150 cases, Kuala Lumpur has 19 while Putrajaya has one.

Other states that recorded new cases are Labuan (65 cases), Penang (35), Negri Sembilan (23), Sarawak (16), Perak (10), Johor (nine) and Kedah (five).

Pahang, Melaka, Terengganu, Kelantan and Perlis reported zero new cases.

Of the three new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said all cases were in Sabah involving two men and one woman aged between 53 and 70.

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