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A total of 691 new cases were reported today, taking total confirmed cases to 13,504.

Of these, 688 were local transmissions.

In a press conference, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 397 cases were recorded in Kedah, and 219 in Sabah. Of the Kedah cases, 394 were reported at the Tembok prison cluster.

The rest were recorded in Selangor (38), Perak (eight), Negeri Sembilan (seven), Kuala Lumpur (four), Johor (six), Sarawak (three), Penang (three), Putrajaya (one), Terengganu (one) and Labuan (one).

The remaining imported cases were recorded in Kuala Lumpur (two) and Selangor (one).

Covid-19 cases according to state, as of Oct 6, 12pm 

State Number of new cases *() Cumulative cases
Sabah 219 2,738
Kuala Lumpur 6 (2) 2,707
Selangor 39 (1) 2,451
Kedah 397 1,447
Negeri Sembilan 7 1,062
Johor 6 793
Sarawak 3 721
Pahang 0 382
Perak 8 286
Melaka 0 268
Kelantan 0 170
Penang 3 152
Terengganu 1 140
Putrajaya 1 110
Perlis 0 38
Labuan 1 39
Cumulative total 691 (3) 13,504

*() denotes imported cases

Another four deaths were also recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the virus toll to 141.

The first death was a 60-year-old man who tested positive for Covid-19 on Sept 26. He died at the Duchess of Kent hospital in Sandakan at 6.50am on Oct 4.

The second death was a 60-year-old man who tested positive on Sept 30. He died at the Semporna hospital at 5.05am on Oct 4.

The third death was a one-year-old who was brought in for treatment at the emergency and trauma department at the Semporna hospital on Oct 1. The child tested positive for Covid-19 on Oct 5 and passed away at 4.25pm.

The fourth death was an 85-year-old man with a history of high blood pressure and mental health issues. He passed away at the Penang hospital.

Another 87 patients were discharged, taking total recoveries to 10,427 or 77.22% of all cases.

2,936 cases remain active, with 31 in the ICU and eight in need of respiratory assistance.

Another two clusters were also detected, one in Perak and the other in Sabah. Screening at the Batu cluster in Taiping, Perak found seven individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 while 20 tested positive in the Sabah cluster in Sandakan.

There are now 39 active clusters in the country.

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