Malaysia today recorded a new daily high of Covid-19 infections, with 4,275 cases in the last 24 hours.
Today’s record-breaking figure comes exactly a week after its highest-ever figure of 4,029 on January 16.
Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the cases reported today, 4,264 were local transmissions, while 11 were imported.
He said the national caseload now stands at 180,455, while active cases are at 42,769.
In today’s record-high figures, Selangor reported the highest by state, with 1,421 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (548) and Sabah (498).
Noor Hisham said Selangor also topped the overall cases by state with 53,384, followed by Sabah with 46,360 and Kuala Lumpur 20,970.
He said seven deaths were reported today, taking the fatalities count to 667, or 0.37% of total cases in the country.
Two deaths were reported in Selangor and Johor each, and one each in Malacca, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur.
Of the victims today, five were male and two were female.
All seven had underlying medical conditions.
A record 4,313 recoveries were also reported today.
Of the 42,769 active cases, 260 are being treated in intensive care, with 103 requiring breathing assistance. – TMI