THE Health Ministry today reported 1,240 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths as of 12pm today.
This is the highest number of cases recorded to date.
In his daily briefing, the ministry’s director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that Malaysia recorded 691 recoveries.
“Therefore, the total cases of COVID-19 in the country is at 27,805. The total recovery cases now stand at 17,825.
“With seven deaths today, the total number of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 is now at 236,” he said.
Out of the 1,240 cases, only two were of foreign origin.
“The death toll in Sabah alone stands at 105, or 44.5% of the national COVID-19 related deaths,” said Noor Hisham.
Klang Valley CMCO extended till Nov 9
On related matter, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the conditional movement control order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be extended until Nov 9.
The CMCO was set to expire midnight today before the Bera MP decided to extend it, saying health authorities have informed him that COVID-19 cases have yet to dip.
“We will also enforce CMCO in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, effective Oct 28 until Nov.
“An enhanced MCO will also be enforced in Putra Point Nilai at Jalan BBN 1/7B, Jalan BBN 1/7F, Jalan BBN 1/2E,” he said. – Oct 26, 2020