Malaysia Daily Covid-19 Cases Double In Three Weeks

By Kanmani Batumalai | 30 October 2020

The daily average Covid-19 cases in Sabah nearly tripled from 208 infections in Oct 3-9, to 589 infections in Oct 24-30.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Covid-19 cases in Malaysia doubled from about 422 average daily infections in the first week of the month to a daily average of 911 cases this week.

The majority of Covid-19 cases in the country, or 79.07 per cent, were recorded in Sabah and the Klang Valley from October 3 until October 30. In that period of time, from the total of 19,120 Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, Sabah registered 12,411 cases (64.91 per cent), whereas the Klang Valley (Selangor, Putrajaya, and Kuala Lumpur) recorded 2,708 cases (14.16 per cent).

CodeBlue conducted an analysis on the average daily Covid-19 cases for every seven days nationwide, Sabah, and Klang Valley, from October 3 until October 30, including imported cases.

Average daily Covid-19 casesSabahKlang ValleyMalaysia
Week 1: Oct 3-9208.1438.14421.57
Week 2: Oct 10-16388.7183.00576.86
Week 3: Oct 17-23587.14128.86822.29
Week 4: Oct 24-30589.00136.86910.71

The daily average cases in the Klang Valley nearly quadrupled in the fourth week of October at about 137 infections, from the daily average of 38 infections in the first week.

The daily average Covid-19 cases in Sabah nearly tripled from 208 infections between October 3 and 9, to an average of 589 daily cases from October 24 until 30.

Today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 799 new Covid-19 cases nationwide, with close to 80 per cent of cases in Sabah and Klang Valley.

Today, Covid-19 cases were registered in 11 states — Sabah (466 cases), Selangor (150 cases), Labuan (65 cases), Penang (35 cases), Negeri Sembilan (23 cases), Kuala Lumpur (19 cases), Sarawak (16 cases), Perak (10 cases), Johor (nine cases), Kedah (five cases), and Putrajaya (one case).

Malaysia also recorded three new Covid-19 deaths today — all in Sabah. Two of them — aged 60 and 70 years — had underlying health conditions like high blood pressure and stroke.

That brings the total Covid-19 death cases in the country to 249.

Eight new clusters were reported nationwide today: Sabah (three clusters), Selangor (two clusters), Labuan (one cluster), Negeri Sembilan (one cluster), and Johor (one cluster)

The Rumah Merah, Telipok and Sembulan clusters in Sabah were identified in Kota Kinabalu.

The Rumah Merah cluster has registered 57 positive cases and Telipok cluster has ten cases as of today. The Sembulan cluster recorded 12 cases so far.

The Merpati and Astaka clusters in Selangor have registered 45 and 32 Covid-19 cases respectively.

The Merpati cluster included several districts like Sepang, Gombak and Kuala Langat, whereas the Astaka cluster involved districts like Petaling, Hulu Langat and Kuala Selangor.

The Titian cluster in Labuan and Gala cluster in Negeri Sembilan have registered 11 and eight positive cases respectively.

The Meldrum cluster in Johor which involved Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi and Tangkak districts has registered six cases.

Of the 10,392 active cases, a total of 90 Covid-19 patients are still being treated in the intensive care unit, including 20 people under ventilator support.

Today, 491 patients have been discharged from hospitals bringing the total recovered Covid-19 patients to 20,248.

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