Sixty-three Covid-19 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, making it the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the onset of the pandemic, said Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The national death toll is now 2,432.
Meanwhile, there was also an increase of 30 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units (ICU), bringing the number of those critically ill with the virus to 756.
Noor Hisham said 377 patients currently require respiratory support.
For the second consecutive day, the number of daily Covid-19 cases in the country surpassed the 7,000-mark after the Health Ministry detected 7,478 new infections over the past 24 hours.
Noor Hisham said this brings the cumulative cases to 533,367.
Selangor remains as the state with the highest number of new cases at 2,455, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 760, Sarawak at 640 and Johor at 587.
Other states which recorded three-digits in daily new cases include Kelantan (547), Kedah (542), Penang (420), Negri Sembilan (370), Perak (264), Melaka (230), Sabah (229) and Pahang (164).