Covid-19: 852 new cases bring total past 40k mark, four new deaths


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 852 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday (Nov 8), bringing the total number of infections past the 40,000 mark.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country also reported four fatalities, bringing the death toll to 286.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that 825 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, with a total of 28,234 patients discharged since the Covid-19 outbreak began in January, or at a 70.2% recovery rate.

The majority of new cases were recorded in Sabah, with 524 cases.

The total number of active cases in the country has increased to 11,689 cases.

Cumulatively, a total of 40,209 cases have been reported in Malaysia since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, 94 people are being treated in intensive care units, with 32 of them requiring ventilator support.

Aside from Sabah's 524 cases, Selangor recorded 136 cases, followed by Negri Sembilan (104), Labuan (23), Penang (18), Kuala Lumpur (11), Perak (7), Melaka (5), Kedah (3), Sarawak (2), Putrajaya (2), Johor (1) and Terengganu (1).

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