Covid-19: Record new daily cases, death toll, ICU patients

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19,819 new cases, 057 fatalities, 1,066 ICU patients.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today announced a new record high for both the daily Covid-19 fatality rate and patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide at 257 and 1,069 respectively.

The Health Ministry today reported a record 19,819 new Covid-19 cases, bringing active cases to a total of 210,522.

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Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor remains the state with the highest number of infections at 8,377 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur which recorded 2,467 cases.

The previous record for the Covid-19 daily death rate stood at 219 on August 2.

Dr Noor Hisham said today’s deaths have taken the cumulative total to 9,855 since the pandemic arrived in Malaysia.

The record for highest cases receiving treatment in ICU was 1,066, which was yesterday.

Some 553 patients are in need of ventilator support.