Covid-19: Another record-high 22,948 new cases

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Malaysia reported a record high of 22,948 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today, bringing the total caseload closer to 1.5 million, director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.


The new figure breached the previous high of 22,242 cases, which was reported yesterday.

Selangor still holds the top spot for the highest number of cases by state, recording 7,175 cases.

This is followed by Sabah with 2,583 cases and Kedah with 2,137 cases.

Other states and federal territories reporting new cases are Penang (1,655), Johor (1,526), Kuala Lumpur (1,439), Kelantan (1,271), Perak (1,229), Sarawak (1,206), Malacca (737), Pahang (736), Terengganu (621) and Negri Sembilan (556).

Perlis, Putrajaya and Labuan reported 42, 26, and nine cases respectively.

The total caseload in the country stands at 1,489,460.

Yesterday, healthcare workers administered 531,114 Covid-19 vaccine jabs, of which 342,640 were second doses and 188,474, first doses.

In total, the country has administered more than 29.3 million vaccine doses – 17.6 million people or 54% of the population have received one dose and 11.7 million or 36% have completed their vaccination with two doses.