Covid-19 cases hit new record at 21,668

COVID-19 cases in Malaysia reached another new high with 21,668 cases reported as of noon today.

This broke the previous record of 20,889 cases reported last Friday (Aug 6).

More states reported an increase in daily new infection including Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah and Perak.

Selangor reported the highest number of cases at 6,278, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 2,436.

However, Kedah and Sabah saw its new cases soar to 2,143 and 2,052 respectively.

Sarawak, which managed to bring down its Covid infection to below 700 yesterday, also saw its new cases rise to 1,216.

Johor continued to report more than 1,000 cases with 1,706, followed by Pulau Pinang with 1,229 new cases.

Three states identified double digit cases – Labuan – 11, Putrajaya – 56 and Perlis – 23.

To date Malaysia has detected 1,342,215 cases since the pandemic outbreak in January 2020.

Meanwhile, the country also reported 318 deaths, the second highest figure, after it reported 360 deaths on Sunday.

This brought the number of total fatalities to 11,691. Up to 1,059 patients are seeking treatment in the ICU while 543 patients are intubated.