KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) — A total of 293 new COVID-19 positive cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, a slight drop compared to the highest daily tally of 317 yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said 292 of the cases were local transmissions while the one imported case involved a foreigner travelling from Bangladesh, taking the cumulative total of positive cases to 12,381.

“Of the 292 local transmissions, 269 involved Malaysians and 23 foreigners.

“Of the 292 cases also, 30 were travellers returning from Sabah, bringing the number of cases with a travel history to the state since Sept 20 to 206,” he said at a press conference on COVID-19 updates today.

He said no fatalities were reported today, with the death toll remaining at 137, while 1,961 active cases are being treated.


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