Putrajaya Oct 25 — The health ministry has reported 823 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

Sabah again accounted for the highest number of cases, with 533 cases.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 26,565.

In a press statement, Noor Hisham said there were 579 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 17,134. The bulk of these recoveries, a total of 288, came from Sabah.

The health ministry also reported eight deaths, which brings the toll to 229.

A total of 99 people are still being treated, with 30 requiring respiratory assistance.


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