660 new cases, four fatalities bringing death toll to 163


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia confirmed 660 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Oct 13), the second-highest daily case figure since the outbreak began.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 660 cases, 443 cases were recorded in Sabah alone.

Selangor recorded 76 cases, Kedah saw 60 new cases while Penang has 23 cases.

There are two imported cases - from India and Nepal - while the rest are all local transmissions.

Six new clusters have been detected with Sabah having four, Selangor and Penang one each.

Malaysia also discharged 350 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 11,372 or at a rate of 67.4%.

The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 5,345 cases.

Cumulatively, the country’s total of cases since the outbreak began in January is 16,880.

Currently, 101 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 32 of them requiring ventilator support.

Four fatalities were reported, which means the Covid-19 death toll in the country has gone up to 163 cases or 1.0% of the total cases.

All four deaths are in Sabah - two in Sandakan and one each in Semporna and Tawau.

The deceased were aged from 59 to 84.

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