KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in Malaysia with the Health Ministry recording 7,703 new cases today, a jump of 589 more cases from yesterday’s 7,105.
This brings the total number of infected in the country to 587,165.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced in a tweet that Selangor has the highest number of daily cases for the 11th consecutive day, with 2,728 cases today.
Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak followed suit in second and third place, recording 701 and 588 new cases respectively.
Dr Noor Hisham said the remaining states that registered new Covid-19 cases are Negri Sembilan (586), Johor (554), Kelantan (541), Penang (407), Kedah (283), Sabah (254), Pahang (237), Perak (224), Terengganu (224), Melaka (209), Labuan (159), Perlis (seven) and Putrajaya (one).
He added that only two out of the 7,703 cases were imported from overseas.
The total number of active cases in the country now stands at 82,274.
He said 126 deaths were also recorded today, the highest number of deaths recorded in a day in the country since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
The number of patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU) have also hit new highs, numbering 878. Of those, 441 need ventilators to help them breathe.
Dr Noor Hisham added that 22 new Covid-19 clusters were detected in the country.
“Of the 22 new clusters, 11 are related to workplaces, seven from community transmissions, two involving educational institutions, one related to religious activities and in a holding facility,” he said.