Malaysia hits record-high of 24,599 daily Covid-19 cases today

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today recorded 24,599 new cases of Covid-19, the highest daily figure since the pandemic hit the country last year.

In a Facebook post, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new development brought the cumulative number of cases in the country to 1,640,843.

He said Selangor continued to record the highest number of cases at 6,936 cases followed by Sabah (3,487); Johor (2,785); Penang (2,078); Sarawak (2,024); Kedah (1,538); and Kelantan (1,312).

A total of 1,170 cases were recorded in Perak; followed by Kuala Lumpur (881); Pahang (690); Terengganu (567); Negeri Sembilan (526); Melaka (515); Perlis (67); Putrajaya (20); and Labuan (three), he added. – Bernama

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