17,170 new cases, 56 detected in Parliament

This is the 2nd consecutive days where cases remain above the 17,000-mark


MALAYSIA recorded 17,170 new Covid-19 cases pushing the cumulative gure to around 1.08 million nationwide yesterday.

Selangor detected the highest at 7,163 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur with 2,128 cases, Kedah with 1,212 cases and Johor with 1,054.

This also the second consecutive days where reported cases were above the 17,000-mark.

In other states, Negri Sembilan recorded 884 cases followed by Sabah (776), Pahang (638), Kelantan (615), Perak (596), Sarawak (582), Penang (554), Terengganu (437), Malacca (416), Putrajaya (84), Labuan (11) and Perlis (10).

The number of daily deaths remained in three digits with 174 yesterday, pushing the total death toll to 8,725.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his statement yesterday, also announced that 56 Covid-19 cases were detected at the Parliament, which were identified from 2,093 individuals who were screened for Covid-19 between July 21 and 25 while later yesterday, four more positive cases were detected at the Parliament, causing the Dewan Rakyat to be adjourned to Monday.

Meanwhile, there were 12,930 recoveries yesterday, bringing the total recoveries to 890,742.

Separately, Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said several localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak and Kedah will be under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from tomorrow until Aug 13.

Meanwhile, the EMCO in three other localities in Sabah and Sarawak will also be extended from tomorrow until Aug 13, namely Kampung Seratau in Kuching, Sarawak; Taman Jaya Diri, Kota Kinabalu; and Perumahan Sabah Forest Industry in Sipitang, Sabah.

On the other hand, the EMCO at several localities in Perak, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak were lifted today.

On standard operating procedures violations, 63 business premises, factories and construction sites were ordered to close immediately.