Malaysia today recorded 135 new Covid-19 deaths, setting the highest daily fatalities record in the country.
The previous highest daily death toll was 126 on June 2.
At the same time, the number of patients admitted in intensive care units has remained high at 952, with 445 requiring respiratory support.
Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia also recorded 8,868 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, making it the second-highest in daily cases recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic early last year.
The record number of daily Covid-19 cases is 9,020, logged on May 29 this year.
Of the new cases today, Selangor reported 4,152 infections – a record for the state since the onset of the pandemic.
Noor Hisham said hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Labuan have exceeded their maximum limits in treating Covid-19 patients.