Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases hover round 20,000-mark today with record 19,819 infections

A general view of the Covid-19 Assessment Centre in Bandar Tun Razak July 25, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
A general view of the Covid-19 Assessment Centre in Bandar Tun Razak July 25, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Malaysia today reported a new all-time high for the most Covid-19 daily infections in 24 hours, with the Health Ministry recording 19,819 cases.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,183,110 since the start of the pandemic.

Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor remains the state with the highest number of infections at 8,377 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur which recorded 2,467 cases.

This was followed by Kedah (1,371), Johor (1,162), Kelantan (1,003), Sabah (949), Penang (867), Negri Sembilan (800), Perak (662), Pahang (558), Sarawak (552), Melaka (508), Terengganu (481), Putrajaya (46), Perlis (11) and Labuan (5).

Both Kelantan and Penang’s numbers were new record highs.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 12,704 recoveries recorded, bringing the total number of those discharged to 962,733.

Meanwhile, 35 new Covid-19 clusters have been detected by health authorities in the past 24 hours.

Dr Noor Hisham said 20 of these were community clusters, 14 were workplace clusters and one was linked to religious activity.

The clusters were detected in Kelantan, Sarawak, Perak, Sabah, Selangor, Terengganu, Johor, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur.

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