Wednesday, October 20, 2021

1,196 new cases, 997 recoveries

One more death takes virus toll to 452.

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Another 1,196 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 105,096.

Selangor recorded 392 new cases, of which 237 or 60.5% were from clusters and close contact screening.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (202; 155 from clusters and close contact screening), Johor (194; 171 from clusters and close contact screening) and Sabah (186; 139 from clusters and close contact screening).

Negeri Sembilan had 39 new cases, Penang 37, Kelantan 31, Perak 30, Kedah 27, Melaka 23, Labuan 12, Pahang nine, Putrajaya six, Terengganu five and Sarawak three.

One new workplace cluster was detected: Jalan Sedco in Tawau and Kalabakan, Sabah. Of the 26 individuals screened for Covid-19, 14 tested positive.

Active cases stand at 20,233 with 111 in the ICU and 50 in need of respiratory assistance.

Another 997 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 84,411.

However, one more death was reported, pushing the virus toll to 452.

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