869 new cases reported, four new fatalities bring death toll to 180

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded yet another record high of 869 new Covid-19 infections and four deaths on Saturday (Oct 17).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total death toll to 180 in Malaysia.

Sabah continues to record the highest nhumber of case at 451 patients, or 51.9% of the total cases Saturday.

A total of 302 patients recovered, making the total recoveries at 12,561 or at a rate of 64%.

The total number of active cases in the country is now 6,886 cases.

So far, the country’s cumulative total cases since the outbreak began in January is 19,627.

There are 91 patients being treated at the intensive care units and 30 of them requiring ventilator support.