RECORD 1,240 NEW COVID CASES – SABAH ACCOUNTS FOR 927, OF WHICH 439 FROM KEPAYAN PRISON – WHILE IN KLANG VALLEY 194 CASES, TRIGGERING EXTENSION OF CMCO TILL NOV 9

PUTRAJAYA: The country hit a new record high of 1,240 new Covid-19 cases as of noon Monday (Oct 26), bringing the total infections in the country to 27,805.

Of the 1,240 new cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 927 were from Sabah, with 439 cases from the Kepayan Prison.

He added that in the Klang Valley, 194 cases were detected, of which 120 cases were linked to new and existing clusters.

Dr Noor Hisham said that only two were imported cases.

There are 94 Covid-19 cases being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with 31 cases requiring ventilator support,” he said during a press conference on Monday.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that there were currently 9,744 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

He said 691 patients were discharged, bringing the total cumulative number to 17,825.

He also said seven deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 236 cases.

Conditional MCO extended for two weeks from Oct 27-Nov 9

PETALING JAYA: The conditional movement control order (MCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be extended for another two weeks until Nov 9, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“A risk assessment by the Ministry of Health found that there are localities with a high risk for the spread of Covid-19,” he said on Monday (Oct 26) during his daily press briefing.

Under the conditional MCO, inter-district travel will not be allowed and employees who have to do so must have a letter from their employer and show their staff pass.

Schools, kindergartens, nurseries and institutes of higher learning and tahfiz are to remain closed during this period, while social and cultural events are not allowed.

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya were initially placed under the conditional MCO for 14 days from Oct 14 until Oct 27 following a spike in Covid-19 cases in these areas.

The districts of Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat, and Sepang in Selangor are all red zones.

Kuala Lumpur is also a red zone, while Putrajaya is a yellow zone.

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