Covid-19: 919 New Cases, 996 Recoveries, One Death Today

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A total of 996 Covid-19 recoveries were reported in the past 24 hours in the country, which is higher than the 919 new cases recorded, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said that of the 919 new cases today, 916 were local transmissions and the other three imported cases.

Of the local transmissions, Sabah continued to record the highest number with 318 cases, followed by Negeri Sembilan (240 cases), Selangor (174), Penang (63), Kuala Lumpur (47), Labuan (35), Sarawak (eight), Perak (nine), Johor (eight), Melaka (eight), Kedah (three), Kelantan (two) and Putrajaya (one), he said at the daily press conference on Covid-19 today.

Dr Noor Hisham said new Covid-19 cases in the Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan combined were now outpacing those recorded in Sabah.

He said there were 224 cases recorded in the Klang Valley alone since yesterday.

“If we add the total cases in Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan, the total is 453 cases, more than Sabah’s total today at 318.

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“We at MOH are concerned about this,” he said.

Total recoveries in the country are now at 32,069.

The number of active cases in the country now stands at 11,419, of which 92 are in intensive care, 35 of whom require breathing assistance.

There was also one death recorded in the country today, a 66-year-old foreigner, who died in Sabah.

This brings the death toll to 303 in the country.


Dr Noor Hisham revealed that only one new Covid-19 cluster was reported today, and it was detected in Sabah.

He said the cluster, known as Teluk, was discovered in the Kota Kinabalu district.

“As of noon today, a total of 128 people have been screened, with 30 testing positive.

“Twenty-seven of the total 30 cases here are new,” he said.

He also said three clusters – Pulau, Bah Rose and Bah Ketil – ended today.

Pulau cluster is in Sabah, where 53 cases were detected from a total of 1,036 screened.

Bah Rose involved Kedah and Penang, where 11 cases were detected from 563 people screened.

Bah Ketil in Kedah is the final cluster that ended today. A total of 490 people were screened here and 15 tested positive, while 475 tested negative.

There were no deaths reported in all the three clusters that ended.

Dr Noor Hisham said as of November 12, a total of 157 clusters are still active.