Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases hit new record of 9,353

Health officers conduct the Covid-19 antigen rapid test. This will be the third time since the start of the pandemic that new Covid-19 numbers have exceeded 9,000 cases in a 24-hour period, two days in a row, since May 29. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Health officers conduct the Covid-19 antigen rapid test. This will be the third time since the start of the pandemic that new Covid-19 numbers have exceeded 9,000 cases in a 24-hour period, two days in a row, since May 29. — Picture by Choo Choy May

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Malaysia today recorded yet another new high of Covid-19 cases in a single day with 9,353 cases, surpassing yesterday’s 9,180.

This will be the third time since the start of the pandemic that new Covid-19 numbers have exceeded 9,000 cases in a 24-hour period, two days in a row, since May 29.

“Selangor has the highest number of cases at 4,277, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 1,398,” said Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in an update on Twitter earlier.

Other states that recorded high number of cases are Melaka with 835 cases, 638 in Negri Sembilan, 399 in Johor, 364 in Kedah, 352 in Sarawak, 251 in Sabah and 247 in Pahang.

States that have a slightly lower number of cases are Penang (180), Perak (145), Kelantan (89), Federal Territories of Labuan (85), Terengganu (50), Putrajaya (39) and Perlis (four).

“A total of 5,910 patients made recovery while there are 84,021 active cases at the moment.

“There are 87 deaths today, where 78 are Malaysians while nine are foreigners,” he said.

As for Covid-19 infection clusters, a total of 29 new clusters were detected today.

This brings the cumulative clusters to 3,085, with 2,188 clusters which ended and 870 active clusters, Dr Noor Hisham said.

The majority of the clusters were detected at workplaces (19 clusters), while the rest were from communities, high risk groups and detention centres in Sarawak.

“Based on latest data (July 9), Malaysia’s R-nought is at 1.11, where the state with the highest R-nought is Putrajaya (1.19), while other states that recorded R-nought of more than 1.0 is Perak (1.17), Kuala Lumpur (1.16), Selangor (1.16), Kedah (1.13), Pahang (1.11), Sabah (1.10), Terengganu (1.08), Melaka (1.05) and Negri Sembilan (1.04).   

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