Covid-19: 1,054 new cases plus 12 deaths (Updated)

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  • Tuesday, 03 Nov 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia reported 1,054 new Covid-19 cases recorded on Nov 3, bringing the total number of positive cases so far to 34,393.

Sabah is still the state with the highest number of cases with 678 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said 12 people died from the disease, all of them in Sabah.

Ninety-four cases are also being treated in ICU, with 32 of them on ventilators, he said.

Meanwhile, 875 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 23,995.

Of the 12 fatalities, the youngest was a 14-year-old foreigner with a history of tuberculosis meningitis and hydrocephalus.

"His pre-existing complications made it worse and eventually fatal. He could have died either from tuberculosis or Covid-19," Dr Noor Hisham said.

Separately, he said the Ministry would propose periodic screenings for MPs and other workers in Parliament to curb infections there.

He said he would bring up the proposal to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun to have screenings done every two weeks instead of just three days before the session begins.

"MPs and other workers in Parliament risk exposure to the virus in the six weeks they are in Parliament, so I hope this proposal might be considered," he said, reminding those who need to be in Parliament to get tested before attending sessions.

He said the ministry might also consider adding a new "Orange" alert level as it improved preemptive measures to stop Covid-19 infections from rising.

"An orange alert would be for areas having between 21 and 40 new infections a day, and we may consider actions like tightening conditional movement control order (MCO) measures," he said.

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