The country also registered no new deaths, maintaining the total number of deaths at 246 or 0.8% of overall cases.
Sabah remained the hardest-hit state, recording 352 new cases yesterday against 546 on Wednesday.
Selangor was the second-worst affected, chalking up 138 new cases. The two states, along with the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, contributed 511 cases or 78.7% of the total cases recorded yesterday.
685 recoveries were also reported, pushing the recovery count to 19,757 or 65.7% of total cases.
This leaves Malaysia with 10,087 active cases. 106 patients are under intensive care, of which 23 require respiratory support.
Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement announced the opening of a second quarantine and low-risk Covid-19 treatment centre in the Federal Territory of Labuan following the spike in new cases over the past month.
He said between Sept 27 and Oct 29, Labuan recorded 366 new infections compared to 26 cases from the start of the pandemic in March until Sept 26.