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Covid-19: 1,032 new cases, 8 deaths reported

Putrajaya –  Malaysia recorded 1,032 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Nov 4), marking the second day in a row cases are back in four digits.

The country also reported eight new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 271.

Seven of the deaths are in Sabah, while one was reported in Perak.

There are 820 patients who were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 24,815.

Active cases in the country have gone up to 10,339.

In total, Malaysia has recorded 35,425 Covid-19 cases since January.

Currently, 82 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 27 of them requiring ventilator support.

Three of the new cases today were imported, involving non-citizens arriving from the Singapore, India and the Philippines respectively.

At a press conference, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sabah recorded 646 cases or 62.6% of Wednesday’s new cases, while Klang Valley states have 244 or 23.6% of the total.

Selangor reported 231 cases, Kuala Lumpur has nine while Putrajaya has four.

Together with the Federal Territory of Labuan, Dr Noor Hisham said 89% (918 cases) of the country’s total cases were attributed in these five states and territories.

“These states are still under the conditional movement control order,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Other states that recorded new cases are Negri Sembilan (44 cases), Kedah (25), Penang (23), Sarawak (nine), Perak (six), Terengganu (three), Kelantan (two) and Johor (one).

Pahang, Melaka and Perlis reported zero new cases. – The Star

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