13,215 New COVID Cases Reported Thursday, Highest to Date

KUALA LUMPUR: The daily number of COVID-19 infections in Malaysia continues to rise with a total of 13,215 cases reported today, the highest daily figure recorded since the pandemic hit the country.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the sharp increase brings the total number of cases to 880,782 so far.

Selangor remains the state with the highest number of infections with 6,120 new cases, followed by Negeri Sembilan (1,603) and Kuala Lumpur (1,499), he said in a Twitter post.

Kedah reported 695 cases, Johor (599), Penang (509), Sabah (370), Sarawak (363), Melaka (484), Perak (344), Kelantan (255) and Pahang (222).

There were 70 new cases reported in Terengganu, Labuan (26), Putrajaya (53) and Perlis (3).