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Covid-19 : New cases hit record high of 22,242

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia reported a record 22,242 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

The previous record was 21,668 on Aug 12.

In a Twitter post, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 1,466,512.

He said there were a record high 19,680 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 1,198,726.

There are 254,484 active cases with 1,060 patients being treated in intensive care and 540 needing respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 225 deaths take the number of fatalities to 13,302.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 6,858.

Followed by Sabah (2,413) Penang (1,867) Kedah (1,852) Kuala Lumpur (1,587), Johor (1,477), Sarawak (1,403), Kelantan (1,351), Perak (1,036), Pahang (675), Melaka (579), Negri Sembilan (577), Terengganu (487), Perlis (50), Putrajaya (25) and Labuan (5).

 

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