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

30 Sep 2020 / 21:31 H.

PETALING JAYA: Local transmission cases of Covid-19 continue to rise with 86 detected in the past 24 hours, affecting almost all states.

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

There were three imported cases apart from the 81 local transmission cases. The cumulative total is now 11,224 cases, with 1,121 active cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 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.

There were two fatalities recorded today, taking the death toll to 136. One 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 other death 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.

Meanwhile, Sabahans have been told not to believe news being circulated that there will be a lockdown throughout the state from Friday.

The state chapter of the National Security Council (MKN), in a Facebook posting today, said only four districts - Semporna, Lahad Datu, Tawau dan Kunak have been placed under the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO).

“As for the other districts, the matter is only at proposal level,” it said. The government implemented TEMCO in the four districts, involving 962,661 residents, beginning 12.01 am today until Oct 12.

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