The Health Ministry recorded 11,079 new cases, with Selangor making up almost half at 5,263 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur with 1,521 cases.
Another state which recorded a high number of cases is Negri Sembilan at 1,033, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
Not only is the figure the highest the country has seen since the pandemic hit Malaysian shores, this is also the first time daily cases have breached the 10,000 mark.
Malaysia’s previous daily high was 9,353, recorded on July 10 this year.
Cases in other states also climbed today, including in Kedah (497) and Sarawak (472), Pahang (321), and Perak (329).
Also recording new cases in the hundreds are Johor (406), Melaka (323), Penang (234), Sabah (239) and Kelantan (211).
Terengganu, Labuan and Putrajaya reported 93, 60 and 77 cases respectively while Perlis recorded no new cases.
Today’s new infections has taken the cumulative caseload to 855,949.
Health authorities and Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob have said to expect a higher number of daily cases, after commencing active test and trace, especially in areas under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).
On the vaccination drive, a record high of 421,479 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday.
With this, the total number of doses dispensed under the national vaccination drive now stood at 11.8 million, while 11.3% of the population have received two doses.