Covid-19: 957 cases and two new clusters recorded Sunday (Nov 1), no deaths (updated)


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  • Sunday, 01 Nov 2020

PETALING JAYA: The country recorded 957 new Covid-19 cases as of noon Sunday (Nov 1), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 32,505.

Of the 957 new cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sabah recorded 644 cases while the Klang Valley recorded 230 cases.

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"This is due to the detection of many cases in those states from the close contact screening field activities that were done and the screening at the conditional movement control orders (MCO) areas in Plaza Hentian, Kajang where 91 new cases were recorded on Sunday (Nov 1).

"All these states are currently under the conditional MCO," he said in a statement.

Penang recorded 23 cases, Labuan (18), Terengganu (15), Sarawak (11), Negri Sembilan (eight), Perak (five) and Kuala Lumpur (four).

Kedah, Melaka, Johor and Putrajaya recorded one case each.

Dr Noor Hisham added that 80 cases were from temporary detention centres as well as the prison clusters, namely the Tawau temporary detention centre (54 cases), Seberang Perai Prison cluster (14), Kepayan Prison cluster (six), Benteng LD cluster (three) and the Rumah Merah cluster (three).

Dr Noor Hisham also said two new clusters have emerged, the Usaha cluster in the Klang valley and the Tembaga cluster in Penang.

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He noted that there were no imported cases recorded on Sunday.

"There are 97 Covid-19 cases being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with 27 requiring ventilator support," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that there were currently 10,036 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

He said 972 patients were discharged, bringing the total cumulative number to 22,220.

He also said no deaths were recorded, keeping the death toll at 249.

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