Covid-19: 958 new cases, three deaths bring death toll to 329 (updated)


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  • Friday, 20 Nov 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 958 new Covid-19 infections on Friday (Nov 20), with Sabah having the highest number of cases at 512, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this is followed by Selangor and Negri Sembilan with both states recording 153 cases each.

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There are also three new Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 329.

There are 956 patients who were discharged, with the total recoveries in the country now at 39,088, while the number of active cases has gone up to 13,221.

Cumulatively, Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases have reached 52,638.

Currently, 110 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 42 of them requiring ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham said the high number of cases in Sabah is due to the increase in the Sabaru cluster, which reported 149 new infections.

He added that 31 cases or 3.2% were from clusters related to prisons, lock-ups and temporary detention centres.

Other areas that recorded new local Covid-19 cases are Kuala Lumpur (46), Perak (24), Penang (25), Kedah (19), Johor (nine), Kelantan (seven), Terengganu (two), Sarawak (two), Melaka (two), Labuan (one) and Putrajaya (one).

Only Perlis and Pahang reported zero cases.

There are five imported cases, involving two arrivals from Nepal and one each from the United States, France and Myanmar.

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On the three new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said all the cases were in Sabah.

They involved a 32-year-old woman at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, as well as a 39-year-old woman and 64-year-old man at the Tawau Hospital.

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