KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Health Ministry recorded 847 new cases of Covid-19 today, alongside 486 recoveries and five deaths.
The latest figures put the cumulative cases at 23,804 to date. Currently, the active cases number 8,183, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in his daily press briefing.
Four of the people who died from Covid-19 today were from Sabah, while the fifth person died in Kedah. All were aged above 60.
The virus has killed 204 people in Malaysia to date; the death percentage is at 0.9 per cent of all recorded cases.
Among the states with Covid-19 cases, Sabah again recorded the highest number today, with 587 cases. This amounts to 68.2 per cent of all cases reported today.
Meanwhile, Selangor reported 132 cases, Negri Sembilan 38 cases, and Perak 14.
Penang reported 10 cases, while Kedah, Melaka and Kelantan reported three cases each.
Another two cases were detected in Pahang, while Terengganu, Johor and Sarawak had one case each.
The three federal territories of Labuan, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya reported 29, 23 and four cases respectively.
Of the 847 new cases reported today, five were imported, with all involving Malaysians. Four were returning from India, while the other was returning from the US.
The 486 recoveries today have brought the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 15,417, amounting to 64.8 per cent of all recorded cases.
There are currently 90 patients in intensive care, with 29 needing breathing assistance.