317 new cases recorded, highest daily increase yet


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia saw another day with a record high number of Covid-19 cases with 317 new infections, the highest daily increase yet, and one death on Saturday (Oct 3).

Three new clusters – two in Kedah and one in Selangor – were also reported, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to the press here Saturday (Oct 3).

He said the latest death involved a 57-year-old man in Sabah, who had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

He also said 121 patients recovered, making the total recoveries at 10,216 or a rate of 84.5%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now 1,735 cases.

So far, the country’s cumulative total cases since the outbreak began in January is 12,088.

There are 29 patients being treated at the intensive care units and four of them requiring ventilator support.

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