Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases still at a high with 1,315, Sabah and Selangor lead

Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam
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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya November 25, 2020. ― Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya November 25, 2020. ― Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — Malaysia recorded 1,315 new Covid-19 positive cases with four new fatalities, the Ministry of Health announced today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham wrote in a statement that Sabah still tops the new daily positive cases, followed closely by both Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, with cases still on the rise.

“The two states that recorded the highest number of cases today are Sabah (476) and Selangor (266).”

Sabah still has the highest number of new daily Covid-19 cases at 476, with 259 coming from existing clusters including four newly-detected clusters dubbed PTS Sibuga, Tapak Bina Jesselton, Dermaga and Tempasuk, 147 from close contact screenings and 70 from Covid-19 screenings done.

Dr Noor Hisham added that four new fatalities involving a local and three migrants in Sabah.

One death involved an 84-year-old man with medical conditions, while the other three were a 130-year-old man, a four-year-old girl and a 60-year-old woman with no medical conditions.

Meanwhile, Selangor topped the list for peninsular states with 266 daily positive Covid-19 cases, with 177 from existing clusters, including nine from the new UD SS2 cluster, 65 from close contact screenings, one imported case and 23 from other Covid-19 screenings.

Kuala Lumpur is still registering a high number of Covid-19 new cases at 191, with 176 cases from existing clusters, including 31 from the new Tapak Bina Awan Baru cluster, five from close contact screenings, four imported cases and the remaining six from other Covid-19 screenings.

Another state that recorded new positive cases in three figures was Perak at 167, with 151 cases from existing clusters and the remaining 16 from other Covid-19 screenings.

The remaining states recording new cases are Penang (92), Johor (46), Negri Sembilan (41), Kelantan (18), Kedah (17) and Melaka with one case.

He said that 118 Covid-19 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 43 of them needing breathing assistance.

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