A record 1,228 new cases reported, plus seven deaths

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,228 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday (Oct 24), the highest number of cases to date, with Sabah contributing 889 of them.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country also reported seven new fatalities, bringing the death toll to 221.

Malaysia also discharged 671 patients, which means the total of recoveries is 16,555 or a rate of 64.3%.

The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 8,966 cases.

Cumulatively, the total number of cases since the outbreak began in January now stands at 25,742

Currently, 92 people are being treated in intensive care units, with 31 of them requiring ventilator support.

Aside from the 889 cases in Sabah, Negri Sembilan reported 96 cases; Selangor, 76; Kedah, 76; Penang, 23; Labuan, 21; Perak, 10 case; Kuala Lumpur, eight; Johor, seven; Sarawak, eight; and Melaka, three.