COVID-19: Record high of 17,405 new cases, cumulative figure exceeds 1 million


KUALA LUMPUR — A record high of 17,045 COVID-19 cases were reported in Malaysia today, bringing the cumulative figure for infections past  the one million mark at 1,013,438, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The new cases topped yesterday’s figure of 15,902, which was then the highest recorded since the pandemic hit the country in March last year.

Dr Noor, in a Facebook post today, said Selangor again topped the list with 8,500 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 2,045, and Kedah, 1,216 cases.

Johor had 950 cases, followed by  Sabah (818), Perak (609), Penang  (573), Negeri Sembilan (513), Pahang (424), Sarawak (407), Melaka (370), Terengganu (273),Kelantan (266), Putrajaya (50), Labuan (21) and Perlis (10).




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