Malaysia stories 871 new COVID-19 circumstances, one other document excessive; 7 extra deaths
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian well being authorities reported 871 new COVID-19 circumstances on Sunday (Oct 18), greater than Saturday’s document every day rely, elevating the nation’s whole to 20,498.
The Southeast Asian nation, which imposed focused lockdowns this month as infections surged, additionally recorded seven extra deaths, bringing the full variety of fatalities to 187.
A lot of the new circumstances have been regionally transmitted and 5 imported infections, all in Selangor.
The state of Sabah recorded the very best variety of new circumstances with 702 infections, adopted by Selangor and Penang with 77 and 45 circumstances respectively.
Perak reported 10 new infections, whereas Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sarawak and Terengganu every recorded single-digit circumstances.
After a latest surge in circumstances, Malaysia imposed focused lockdowns this month, with Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya beneath a Conditional Motion Management Order till Oct 27.
Malaysia’s well being ministry mentioned 701 extra sufferers have recovered from COVID-19 an infection, bringing the full variety of recoveries to 13,262.
There at the moment are 7,049 energetic circumstances, 86 of whom are in ICU together with 28 sufferers who’re on ventilator assist.
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