Klang Valley accounts for over half of 1,208 new Covid-19 cases

Soo Wern Jun
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Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya on November 11, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya on November 11, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Malaysia has added another 1,208 more Covid-19 patients since yesterday, including 661 in the Klang Valley region, according to Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general also reported 381 more cases in Sabah, but described the state’s Covid-19 situation as stable and under control.

Three more Covid-19 patients have also died, raising the country’s death toll from the disease to 309.

By location, the new cases were from Kuala Lumpur (475 including six imported cases), Selangor (185), Negri Sembilan (48), Perak (21), Penang (42) Labuan (30), Johor (nine), Kedah (eight), Sarawak (four), Melaka (two), Kelantan (one), Putrajaya (one) and Perlis (one).

Of the Klang Valley cases, 594 were from existing clusters. The Damanlela construction site recorded the highest number of positive cases at 460.

Seven positive cases were detected from the prisons clusters where the Seberang Perai Prison cluster recorded four cases, Sandakan Prison has two cases and Kepayan Prison has one.

Out of the new cases recorded today, six are imported cases involving non-Malaysian citizens who arrived from India (three), Bangladesh (one), Nepal (one) and Indonesia (one).

Currently 104 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care units, with 42 in need of ventilators.

The three deaths reported today were all from Sabah and involved an eight-year-old girl, a 77-year-old woman, and a 63-year-old man.

The girl had no pre-existing medical conditions while the other two deceased had various health problems.

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