Covid-19: Malaysia records 287 new cases, highest daily figure since pandemic began in January

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): Malaysia reported today 287 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number of fresh infections recorded since the pandemic began in January.

According to the Health Ministry's update via Twitter, the 287 new Covid-19 cases brought the cumulative number of infected individuals in the country so far to 11,771.

The ministry said the 287 new Covid-19 cases brought the total number of active cases in the country to 1,540.

According to the ministry, the new Covid-19 cases are all locally transmitted.

The ministry said there were no Covid-19-related fatalities reported today, hence, the country's death toll stays at 136.

The ministry said there are 22 infected individuals being treated in the hospital intensive care unit.

Out of the 22 cases, four require breathing assistance, according to the ministry.

The ministry reported that 81 patients recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries so far to 10,095.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement today, health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 287 locally-transmitted cases include 129 in Kedah, 113 in Sabah and 31 in Selangor.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, Perak and Terengganu recorded three cases each while Negeri Sembilan and Kelantan reported two cases each.

He said Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pahang and Labuan recorded one case each.

"As announced, today, the country recorded a total of 287 new positive Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number of cases ever reported since the start of this pandemic," Dr Noor Hisham said.

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