Covid-19: 834 new cases, two new fatalities bring death toll to 251 (updated)

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  • Monday, 02 Nov 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 834 new Covid-19 infections on Monday (Nov 2), with Sabah recording 60% of the cases at 503, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two new Covid-19 fatalities were reported, bringing the death toll to 251.

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On the new cases, three were import cases involving individuals arriving from the United States, India and Indonesia respectively.

Speaking at a press conference, Dr Noor Hisham said Klang Valley contributed to 18.8% of Monday’s total cases with 157 new infections.

Selangor reported 129 cases, Kuala Lumpur has 20 while Putrajaya has six.

Other states that recorded new cases are Labuan (105 cases), Penang (21), Negri Sembilan (16), Sarawak (14), Johor (eight), Kedah (three), Perak (three), Kelantan (two) and Pahang (one).

No new cases were reported in Melaka, Terengganu and Perlis.

He also said 900 patients were discharged, which means the total number of recoveries from Covid-19 in the country is 23,120.

Active cases in the country have gone down to 9,968.

In total, Malaysia has recorded 33,339 Covid-19 cases since January.

Currently, 91 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 32 of them requiring ventilator support.

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Dr Noor Hisham also said the two new deaths were reported in Sabah.

It involved an 88-year-old man who was treated at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan, and a 75-year-old woman at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.

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