Covid-19: Daily new cases soar back to above 15,000, 6 in 10 infections in Klang Valley

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Malaysia today reported its new highest number of Covid-19 cases detected in a single day with 15,573 new infections reported over the last day.

The previous high of 13,215 was reported on July 15.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor again topped the list, contributing to almost half of today’s infection with 7,672 new cases.


This is followed by 2,063 new infections detected in Kuala Lumpur, with the situation worsening in Kedah with 937 new cases over the last 24 hours.

Johor meanwhile reported 722 new cases, 682 in Negri Sembilan, and 530 in Penang which is under Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan.

Cumulatively, there have been 980,491 Covid-19 cases reported locally so far.

Malaysia also administered 507,050 Covid-19 shots yesterday, the highest daily count yet.