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Covid-19 : New record high of 19,819 cases, 257 deaths

Kuala Lumpur – reported a record high 19,819 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, just 181 short of breaching the 20,000 mark.

In a tweet, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 1,183,110.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 12,704 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 962,733.

There are now 210,522 active cases, with 1,069 patients being treated in intensive care and 553 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 257 deaths take the number of fatalities to 9,855.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 8,377.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,467), Kedah (1,371), Johor (1,162), Kelantan (1,003), Sabah (949), Penang (867), Negeri Sembilan (800), Perak (662), Pahang (558), Sarawak (552), Melaka (508), Terengganu (481), Putrajaya (46), Perlis (11) and Labuan (5).

 

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