Malaysia Covid-19 cases show signs of escalating with spikes in Kedah and Sabah

Malaysia Covid-19 cases show signs of escalating with spikes in Kedah and Sabah

Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation is seeing signs of escalating, with a surge in infections at a prison in Kedah state adding to the recent spike in cases involving Sabah.

The Health Ministry’s director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah, who is himself under quarantine after being exposed to a Covid-positive Cabinet minister, has called on Malaysians to continue to fight the virus together.

“As we approach the 10-month mark of the Covid-19 pandemic, our lives and normalcy have been fundamentally disrupted,” he said on his Twitter post on Tuesday (Oct 6).

“Controlling the large-scale community transmission is our top priority. We need strong solidarity and unity, together we can better fight this common enemy.”

Total new cases reported in a day breached the 400 mark in Malaysia for the first time on Monday (Oct 5) to reach 432 – overtaking the record 317 cases reported on Saturday.

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the bulk of the new cases were detected in Kedah (231) and Sabah (130) on Monday.

The so-called Tembok cluster in Kedah, centred on the Alor Setar prison, reported a total of 224 cases.

The cluster has so far accounted for 653 cases in recent days, with one fatality.