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Covid-19 : 5,738 new cases recorded

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia recorded another 5,738 Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths on Thursday (June 17).

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 7,530 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 608,465.

The new cases bring the country’s Covid-19 tally to 678,764 cases since the pandemic began.

In a tweet, Health director-general said Selangor has the highest figure with 1,858 new cases.

There are 66,097 active cases with 909 patients being treated in intensive care and 441 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 60 deaths take the number of fatalities to 4,202.

This was followed by Negri Sembilan (1,086 cases), Kuala Lumpur (641), Sarawak (559), Johor (449), Sabah (248), Kedah (197), Melaka (184), Kelantan (154), Penang (97), Labuan (97), Terengganu (77), Pahang (54), Perak (30) and Putrajaya (7).

Perlis has zero cases.

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