New record of 4,029 daily cases, eight fatalities bring death toll to 594

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia reported 4,029 more Covid-19 infections on Saturday (Jan 16), making it the highest number of daily cases recorded for the nation.

Prior to this, the most number of cases in a day was 3,337 on Jan 14 and 3,309 on Jan 12.

There were also eight Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, taking the death toll to 594.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 1,466, followed by Johor (719), Sabah (449), Kuala Lumpur (347), and Negri Sembilan (214).

The cases reported on Saturday were due to activities or movements before Jan 13, said the Health Ministry in a brief tweet.