Another Covid-19 spike in Malaysia as MoH reports 150 new patients, latest death

A health worker in protective suit collects swab samples from a motorist at a drive-through testing site for Covid-19 at MSU Medical Centre in Shah Alam April 10, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
A health worker in protective suit collects swab samples from a motorist at a drive-through testing site for Covid-19 at MSU Medical Centre in Shah Alam April 10, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — The Ministry of Health reported 150 new Covid-19 cases today amid growing concern over the rise in the infection rate in recent weeks.

Only four of the cases were imported while 146 were local transmission, the ministry said in a Facebook post this evening. Active cases now stood at 950.

The number of deaths also rose to 134 today with one new fatality reported. Meanwhile six patients are now in intensive care units.

Of the fresh cases, most were recorded in Sabah where new clusters have emerged prior to and amid a state election that concluded yesterday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a tweet this evening that 124 of the freshly reported cases were from the eastern state.

Meanwhile, 11 cases were reported in Selangor, the most after Sabah.

Putrajaya, the country’s administrative capital, followed with four new cases while Pahang recorded four. Johor and Sarawak recorded two new cases each.

The country’s total recorded cases are now at 10,919, although 9,835 or 90.07 per cent of these have since recovered and been discharged.

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