The Health Ministry today reported 852 new Covid-19 cases, breaking the previous five-day streak in which new daily infections were above the 1,000 mark.
This brings the cumulative cases to 40,209, crossing the 40,000 mark for the first time, with active cases at 11,689.
Of the 852 new cases today, 13 were imported.
They involved eight Malaysians and five non-citizens returning from Indonesia (three), Saudi Arabia (three), Nepal (two), Morocco (one), United Arab Emirates (one), United Kingdom (one), Turkey (one) and South Korea (one).
Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, said 61.5 percent of the new cases were from Sabah while 19.9 percent were from the Klang Valley.
The cumulative recoveries stand at 28,234.
Dr Noor Hisham also reported four deaths with two from Sabah and one from Perak and Kedah, respectively. The death toll now stands at 286.
Meanwhile, two new clusters were reported while another two clusters were declared over.
The concluded clusters are Putra cluster (five cases) and Kuarters cluster (nine cases).
The two new clusters are the Ikhtisas cluster involving the districts of Petaling and Klang in Selangor, Jeli in Kelantan and Seremban in Negeri Sembilan and the Berendam cluster involving the districts of Alor Gajah and Melaka Tengah in Malacca.