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Covid-19 (Oct 26): Record 1,240 new cases, 7 more deaths in Sabah

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Modified 26 Oct 2020, 11:29 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 1,240 new Covid-19 cases, of which 927 were reported in Sabah alone.

This is the highest daily new cases ever recorded.

Leading indicators in brief:

  • Active cases = 9,744 ↑ (21st straight day a new record set)
  • Patients in intensive care = 94 ↓ (5 less than previous day)
  • Intubated patients = 31 ↑ (1 more than previous day)
  • Deaths = 7

The Covid-19 death toll in Sabah alone has reached 105, or 44.5 percent of the total national death toll of 236.

All new deaths were reported in Sabah. Their details are as follows:

  • Patient 14,925 - Malaysian male, 67, passed away at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan.
  • Patient 15,854 - Malaysian male, 71, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu.
  • Patient 16,508 - Malaysian female, 51, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu.
  • Patient 26,212 - Malaysian male, 61, Tuaran Hospital.
  • Patient 25,353 - foreign male, 50, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu.
  • Patient 27,491 - foreign female, 90, passed away at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan.
  • Patient 27,492 - foreign male, 27, passed away at the Tawau Hospital.

While Sabah still leads the new case count, the Klang Valley territories reported 194 new cases, while neighbouring Negeri Sembilan reported 25 new cases.

Of the 1,240 new cases, all except two involved local transmissions.

The Health Ministry did not report any new cases originating from recent travels to Sabah.

Of the 1,240 new cases, all except two involved local transmissions.

A breakdown of the new cases are as follows:

Sabah (927 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 481 cases
  • Kapor cluster (new) - 30 cases
  • Other types of screening - 136 cases
  • Close contact screening - 280 cases

Selangor (176 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 109 cases
  • Close contact screening - 34 cases
  • Other types of screening - 33 cases

Penang (61 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 60 cases
  • Close contact screening - 1 case

Negeri Sembilan (25 new cases)

  • Existing cluster - 8 cases
  • Hampar cluster (new) - 4 cases
  • Close contact screening - 6 cases
  • Other types of screening - 7 cases

Kuala Lumpur (17 new cases)

  • Existing cluster - 11 cases
  • Close contact screening - 2 cases
  • Other types of screening - 4 cases

Perak (8 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 2 cases
  • Penjara Tapah cluster - 4 cases
  • Close contact screening - 2 cases

Sarawak (7 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 5 cases
  • Other types of screening - 2 cases

Labuan (5 new cases)

  • Existing cluster - 1 case
  • Close contact screening - 2 cases
  • Other types of screening - 2 cases

Johor (4 new cases)

  • Close contact screening - 2 cases
  • Existing cluster - 1 case
  • Other types of screening - 1 case

Kedah (3 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 3 cases

Terengganu (3 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 3 cases

Malacca (2 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 2 cases

Negeri Sembilan (38 new cases)

  • Sofi cluster (new) - 33 cases
  • Close contact screening - 4 cases
  • Other types of screening - 1 case

Labuan (29 new cases)

  • Existing cluster - 25 cases
  • Close contact screening - 4 cases

Kuala Lumpur (23 new cases)

  • Existing cluster - 8 cases
  • Bah Mutiara cluster (new) - 1 case
  • Close contact screening - 7 cases
  • Returnees from Sabah - 2 cases
  • Other types of screening - 5 cases

Perak (14 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 6 cases
  • Close contact screening - 6 case
  • Other types of screening - 2 cases

Penang (10 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 8 cases
  • Close contact screening - 2 cases

Putrajaya (4 new cases)

  • Existing cluster - 3 cases
  • Other types of screening - 1 case

Kedah (3 new cases)

Existing clusters - 3 cases

Malacca (3 new cases)

  • Existing clusters - 1 case
  • Umboo cluster (new) - 1 case
  • Close contact screening - 1 case

Kelantan (3 new cases)

  • Close contact screening - 2 cases
  • Existing clusters - 1 case

Pahang (2 new cases)

  • Returnee from Sabah - 1 case
  • Existing clusters - 1 case

Terengganu (1 new case)

  • Other types of screening - 1 case

Johor (1 new case)

  • Other types of screening - 1 case

Sarawak (1 new case)

  • Close contact screening - 1 case

Three new clusters were identified today. The largest of the three was the Kapor cluster involving the Kudat district in Sabah.

So far, 46 cases have been attributed to this cluster, which the Health Ministry was discovered upon screening of the Bajau Laut community.

All patients have been placed at the Low Risk and Quarantine Centre (PKRC) in Kota Belud.

The Hampar cluster involved the Rembau district in Negeri Sembilan, where the index case reported symptoms on Oct 21. Five cases have been attributed to this cluster

The Penjara Tapah cluster involved the Batang Padang district in Perak, where screening was conducted at the Tapah jail on Oct 12.

So far, 11 cases have been detected at the jail and 1,820 have tested negative. Another 437 individuals are waiting for test results.

 

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