KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 9): The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 354 new Covid-19 cases today with six new deaths. The additions raised the number of cumulative confirmed infections in Malaysia to 14,722 cases.

Sabah accounted for 77% or 274 of the new cases reported today.

As the number of recoveries came in lower than new daily cases, at 188, the number of active cases — which carry transmission risks — climbed to a new high of 3,863, from 3,703 yesterday.

The recovery tally now stands at 10,707 or 72.7% of overall cases, while the death toll climbs to 152 or 1.03%.

Three new clusters found

Meanwhile, the MOH announced that three new clusters of infections have been detected, namely the Atap cluster (four positive cases) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; the Bah Lada cluster (four positive cases) in Hilir Perak, Perak; and the Bah Sahabat cluster (10 positive cases) in Marang, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

There are currently 48 active clusters in the country.

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