KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Malaysia today reported its new highest number of Covid-19 cases detected in a single day with 15,573 new infections reported over the last day.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor again topped the list, contributing to almost half of today’s infection with 7,672 new cases.
This is followed by 2,063 new infections detected in Kuala Lumpur, with the situation worsening in Kedah with 937 new cases over the last 24 hours.
Johor meanwhile reported 722 new cases, while there are 682 cases in Negri Sembilan and 530 in Penang, which is under Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan.
Cumulatively, there have been 980,491 Covid-19 cases reported locally so far, 147,386 of which are currently still active.
From today’s new infections, 32 were imported infections involving 12 Malaysians and 20 non-locals, while from the local transmissions, 13,395 cases involved Malaysians, with 2,146 or 13.8 per cent involving non-Malaysians.
Meanwhile, 10,094 recoveries were reported today, bringing the cumulative recovery rate to 84.8 per cent with 825,387 patients cured and discharged to date.
Some 30 new Covid-19 clusters were also reported today, 16 of which were community infections, eight detected from workplaces, four among high-risk groups and one cluster detected from religious activities and another from an educational institution.
Also reported were 144 more Covid-19 related deaths, with the local death toll now at 7,718 fatalities.