489 New COVID-19 Cases Marks A Week Of 3-Digit Increase

282 new cases were recorded in Sabah alone.

Cover image via Astro Awani & Reuters/The Straits Times

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has recorded 489 new COVID-19 cases today, 7 October

According to Twitter, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham said out of the new cases, 487 are local transmissions, while two cases are imported.

This is the seventh day in a row that the country has recorded three-digit figures back to back.

Majority of the cases were recorded in Sabah with 282 new cases, Kedah with 153 new cases, and Selangor with 20.

The country reported no new deaths within the last 24 hours, with the total death count remaining at 141.

Today's numbers has brought the total cumulative cases to 13,993

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH), there are 3,351 active cases - or 23.9% of the total confirmed cases.

Among them, 40 COVID-19 patients are currently in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 13 require ventilator assistance.

See the breakdown of new COVID-19 cases below:

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