Covid-19: More than 11,000 new cases today


By S. Harrish

THE number of new Covid-19 cases in the country has now gone five figures as the health ministry reported a record high 11,079 infections in the past 24 hours.

The previous high was 9,353 cases last Saturday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stood at 855,949.

There are 96,236 active cases with 972 patients in the ICU and 456 on ventilators.

He also announced 125 deaths today, bringing the total deaths to 6,385.

Selangor accounted for almost half of it with a new record high of 5,263 cases.

Kuala Lumpur had 1,521 cases, Negeri Sembilan (1,033), Kedah (497), Sarawak (472), Johor (406), Perak (329), Malacca (323), Pahang (321), Sabah (239), Penang (234), Kelantan (211), Terengganu (93), Putrajaya (77) and Labuan (60).

There were no new cases in Perlis.

Sarawak’s total number of cases is now 69,576 while the death is now 435, with two more deaths recorded today.

There are no new clusters today in the state.