KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Malaysia’s new Covid-19 infections surged by more than a fifth since yesterday to reach 6,437 cases, the first time the country has surpassed the 6,000-case level since June 18.
The new infections also brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in the county to 745,703 cases.
Selangor topped the list with 2,299 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,361 cases), Negri Sembilan (700 cases) Kedah (284 cases) and Johor (271 cases).
Perlis is the only state that had zero cases today.
Thirteen of today’s new cases contracted the disease while abroad. Three of them were Malaysians and the remaining 10 were foreigners, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
Local transmissions totalled 6,423 cases. Of these, Malaysians made up 4,672 cases and foreigners the remaining 1,751.
Dr Noor Hisham said 5,298 patients recovered and were discharged today.
He also announced 27 new clusters, of which 13 were within a community, 12 workplaces, one within a high risk group and the last was from an education group.
There are currently 62,844 active cases and 887 active clusters. The death toll is at 5,108 cases following today’s 107 deaths.