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Malaysia Records 691 New COVID-19 Cases And The Death Of A 1-Year-Old Baby

The baby boy passed away at 4.25pm on Monday after battling for survival in the hospital for five days.

Cover image via Ministry of Health (Facebook) & Gulf News

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has announced that Malaysia recorded 691 new COVID-19 cases today, 6 October

In a live broadcast filmed from his house, he said out of the new cases, 688 are local transmissions, while three cases are imported cases.

This is the sixth day in a row that the country recorded three-digit figures back to back — and is the highest by far since COVID-19 broke out in Malaysia.

Within the past 24 hours, the country also reported four deaths, putting the total death count at 141.

One of the deaths include a one-year-old Malaysian, whose condition worsened after being admitted to the hospital on 1 October and requiring ventilator assistance.

The baby boy — Case 12,432 — passed away at 4.25pm on Monday.

Today's sharp spike has brought the total cumulative cases to 13,504

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH), there are 2,936 active cases — or 21.74% of the total confirmed cases.

Among them, 31 COVID-19 patients are currently in Intensive Care Units (ICU), and eight need ventilator assistance.

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