New cases hit record high of 17,786

KUALA LUMPUR: New positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia surged to an all-time high of 17,786 today, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a post on his Facebook, he said this brings the cumulative cases for Covid-19 to 1,113,272 since the pandemic hit the country early last year.

The previous daily record high of 17,405 cases was registered on July 28.

Selangor again topped the daily case list today with 6,400 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,962), Kedah (1,389), Johor (1,144), Sabah (1,035) and Negeri Sembilan (929).

Terengganu had 883 cases, followed by Perak (775), Penang (713), Melaka (697), Pahang (653), Kelantan (580), Sarawak (485), Putrajaya (116), Perlis (16) and Labuan (nine). – Bernama