Covid-19 spike in KL with 475 out of 1,208 new cases nationwide, death toll now at 309


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia saw a four-figure rise in new Covid-19 cases for the third day running on Sunday (Nov 15) with the Health Ministry recording 1,208 new cases.

This brings the cumulative total number of cases in the country to 47,417.

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Kuala Lumpur makes up the biggest portion of new Covid-19 cases, with 475 new cases.

Sabah recorded 381 cases, while Selangor recorded 185 cases.

The country also reported three new Covid-19 fatalities, all from Sabah, bringing the country’s death toll to 309.

One of the fatalities involves an eight-year-old girl from Sabah, who was at Hospital Tawau.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were six imported cases (all in Kuala Lumpur) while the rest of the new cases were local transmissions.

A total of 1,013 patients were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 34,785 or 73.4% of total infections.

Active cases in the country now stand at 12,323.

Currently, 104 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 42 of them requiring ventilator support.

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Other states that recorded new Covid-19 cases are Negri Sembilan (48), Perak (21), Penang (42), Labuan (30), Johor (nine), Kedah (eight), Sarawak (four), Melaka (two), with Kelantan, Putrajaya and Perlis recording a case each.

No new cases were reported in Terengganu and Pahang.

Combined, the Klang Valley recorded 661 cases (54.7% of the total) on Sunday, with the Damanlela Construction Site cluster in Kuala Lumpur recording 460 cases.

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