Covid-19: Another record-high with 24,599 new infections

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Malaysia has reported its most Covid-19 cases in a single day for the second time this week with 24,599 new infections today.

The previous high was 23,564 cases, recorded on August 20.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham said on his Facebook account that this brought the cumulative total to 1,640,843 Covid-19 infections to date.


Selangor again topped the day’s numbers with 6,936 new infections, followed by Sabah with 3,487, Johor with 2,785, Sarawak with 2,024, and Kedah with 1,538 cases, making up the five states with the most number of new cases.

Meanwhile, the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) said they administered 423,380 vaccines yesterday – 161,386 people received their first dose and 261,994 their second jab.

In total, 32,635,907 million doses of vaccine have been administered since the national Covid-19 immunisation programme began on February 24.

Labuan has the highest number of adults having completed their vaccination course at 92.8% or 63,575 people.