Covid-19: New record of 21,668 cases today

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Malaysia made a new Covid-19 record with 21,668 cases in the past 24 hours.


The previous high was reported six days ago, when 20,889 cases were recorded on August 6.

Today’s rate pushed the total cumulative index to 1,342,215 cases.

Selangor continued log the highest number of cases with 6,278 infections, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 2,436, Kedah (2,143) and Sabah (2,052).

Meanwhile, three other states reported more than a thousand infections, namely Johor (1,706), Sarawak (1,216) and Penang (1,229).

Other states and federal territories that reported new cases are Negri Sembilan (899), Kelantan (972), Perak (930), Malacca (494), Terengganu (594), Labuan (11), Putrajaya (56) and Perlis (23).

On a separate note, 40.7% of the adult Malaysian population has been vaccinated with both doses.

A total of 9.51 million adults in Malaysia have now completed their two-dose schedule, while 16.34 million or 69.8% have received their first jab.