Covid-19: 1,168 New Cases, 3 Deaths

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The Health Ministry recorded 1,168 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide as of this afternoon.

Shafwan Zaidon

Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a presser today that all new cases were local transmission.

This brings the national toll of infections to 39,357, while active cases stand at 11,666.

Sabah continued to contribute to the bulk of infections with 616 cases.

Of the new cases, 229 were from prison or temporary detention centre clusters.

Meanwhile, 1,029 patients were discharged from the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

With this, total recoveries now stand at 27,409.

Eighty-seven patients are currently warded in intensive care, with 32 needing respiratory support.

According to the Health Ministry, three deaths were reported in Sabah.

All three deaths were from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, and the victims were two women and one man, aged 51 to 62.

The cumulative death toll for Sabah stands at 147.

According to Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the ministry classified four new clusters today.

The Softwood LD cluster involved the Lahad Datu district in Sabah. The index case was detected through screening of individuals with symptoms on Oct 30. There are 14 positive cases in this cluster thus far.

The Teratai cluster involved the Klang, Kuala Selangor, Petaling and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor. The index case was detected on Nov 2. There are 74 positive cases in this cluster thus far.

The Tapak Bina Damanlela cluster involved the Lembah Pantai, Kepongand Titiwangsa districts in Kuala Lumpur. The index case was detected through detainee screening on Nov 6. The cluster has 15 positive cases in this cluster thus far.

The Mahkota cluster involved Selangor (Hulu Langat), Kuala Lumpur (Kepong, Titiwangsa), Putrajaya, and Sarawak (Sibu). The index case was detected through contact tracing on Oct 30. There are 9 positive cases in this cluster thus far.