COVID-19: 89 new cases recorded today, with two deaths – Health DG


A total of 89 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, with almost all the states being affected, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said of the total, 86 were local transmissions and the cumulative total is now 11,224 cases, with 1,121 active cases.

Of the 86 cases, Sabah had 35 cases, Kedah (13 cases), Selangor (10), Johor (eight), Sarawak (four), Kuala Lumpur (three), Terengganu (three), Pahang (two), Kelantan (two), Perlis (two), Negeri Sembilan (one), Perak (one), Penang (one) and Labuan (one).

The three imported cases involved foreigners detected in Kuala Lumpur, with two of them travelling from the Netherlands and one from Indonesia.

“Of the 86 local transmissions, 25 cases had history of travelling to Sabah. This takes the number of cases with history of travelling to Sabah since Sept 20 to 88,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were two fatalities recorded today, taking the death toll to 136.

He said the 135th death case (patient number 11,207) was a 46-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes as well as heart and kidney diseases.

“He began to show symptoms on Sept 21 before suffering breathing difficulties and was taken to the emergency department of the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Kedah on Sept 28. His condition worsened and he was confirmed dead on the same day at 6.15 pm. A COVID-19 screening returned a positive result,” he said.

The 136th death case (patient number 11,185) was a 70-year-old Malaysian man suffering from final stage cancer.

“He died at his home on Sept 26 and was taken to the Forensic Unit of the Tawau Hospital in Sabah. A COVID-19 screening returned a positive result on Sept 29,” he said.

There were 28 recoveries reported today, bringing the cumulative total recoveries to 9,967 cases, while 16 cases are currently being treated in the intensive care unit, with three needing ventilator support.