Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases drop by almost half from yesterday, just 660 today

20-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that Malaysia registered 660 new Covid-19 cases today, a major drop and almost half of yesterday’s 1,210 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of today’s 660 cases, 387 or 58.6 per cent were recorded in Sabah, while states in Klang Valley recorded 173 new cases today, which is a huge drop from 518 recorded yesterday.

“Out of the 660 new Covid-19 cases today, four cases were imported from outside Malaysia, with two coming from Turkey, one from India and the other from Saudi Arabia,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were also 630 full recoveries reported.

However, he announced four more deaths among Covid-19 patients, making the country’s death toll from the disease 322.

The deaths involved two local women aged 76 and 80 in Perak as well as a local man (59) and a foreign woman (62) in Sabah. All the women had pre-existing conditions such as stroke and hypertension.

Of Sabah’s 387 new cases today, 262 were from existing clusters, including 85 from the new Sabaru, Tomher and Garden clusters; 51 from close contact screenings; and 74 from Covid-19 screenings.

Selangor registered 139 new cases today, with 67 coming from existing clusters including the new Putra-18 cluster, 28 from close contact screenings and 44 others from Covid-19 screenings done.

The remaining states and federal territories with new Covid-19 cases were Negri Sembilan (31), Kuala Lumpur (29), Penang (16), Perak (16), Labuan (13), Kedah (11), four in Melaka, three each in Sarawak, Johor and Kelantan and one in Putrajaya.

“As of today, we have 103 positive cases being treated in the ICU, with 41 of them needing ventilators,” said Dr Noor Hisham.


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