This is the fourth time new Covid-19 cases rose above 600.
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629 new Covid-19 cases were reported today, making it the third biggest spike in Malaysia after 691 new cases were reported on 6 October and 660 new cases reported on 13 and 14 October.
At the daily Covid-19 update,Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah explained that 627 of the new cases were from local infections with Sabah recording a whopping 489 new infections.
Selangor records the second highest number of new cases at 50 infections, followed by Pulau Pinang with 33 new infections.
PECAHAN KES BAHARU (629)— KKMalaysia🇲🇾 (@KKMPutrajaya) October 16, 2020
260 saringan kontak rapat
71 dari kluster-kluster sedia ada
158 dari lain-lain saringan
25 saringan kontak rapat
8 kluster Merbok (baharu)
6 dari kluster-kluster sedia ada pic.twitter.com/bW287IEG8T
Dr Noor Hisham also revealed that the Health Ministry has detected three new clusters:
- Cluster Merbok in Kuala Langat, Petaling and Kuala Selangor in Selangor – 8 infections
- Cluster Buntar in Kedah, Perak and Putrajaya – 5 infections
- Cluster Lekir in Perak – 4 infections
Six deaths were recorded today, bringing the virus death toll to 176.
Kes sembuh=245— KKMalaysia🇲🇾 (@KKMPutrajaya) October 16, 2020
Jumlah kes sembuh= 12,259 kes
Kes positif= 629
(kes import=2, kes tempatan=627)
Jumlah positif= 18,758 kes
Jumlah kes kematian= 176 kes
Kes dirawat di ICU= 99 kes
Bantuan Alat Pernafasan= 31 kes pic.twitter.com/jVDO9S8QJh
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