As Emergency expiry nears, Malaysia logs 17,405 Covid-19 cases in new daily record

(MMO) – With less than a week to go before the state of Emergency is scheduled to expire on August 1, Malaysia recorded its highest daily new Covid-19 cases at 17,405.

In a Twitter post, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed that Selangor recorded 7,171 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,880), Kedah (1,112), Sabah (913), Negeri Sembilan (863), Penang (760), Kelantan (532) and Melaka (531), to name a few.

Two other states recorded a two-digit increase, namely Putrajaya (68) and Labuan (16), while Perlis only recorded three new cases.

Today’s figure broke the previous record high of 17,045 daily Covid-19 cases on July 25.

This also brings Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 cases to 1,061,476.