Malaysia recorded its highest spike of new Covid-19 cases in a day today, breaking the four-digit barrier with 1,228 cases.
This is the highest number of infections in a day since the pandemic first struck Malaysia. The previous record high was 871 cases reported on Oct 18.
The new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to over 25,742.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sabah still recorded the highest number of cases at 889, or 72.4 percent of the total nationwide.
However, he assured that there was still enough capacity in hospitals and Covid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) to accommodate the number of positive cases in the state.
In a press conference, he said there were 671 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 16,555. The bulk of these recoveries, a total of 449, came from Sabah.
The health ministry also reported seven deaths, which brings the toll to 221.
A total of 8,966 people are still being treated, with 92 of them in the intensive care unit and 31 requiring respiratory assistance.