KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia hit another record high for new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Jul 28) with 17,405 infections. Only six of these were imported infections.
More than half of the new cases were once again from the Klang Valley with 7,171 in Selangor and 2,880 in Kuala Lumpur.
Case numbers in Kedah also remained high at 1,112, while Sabah and Johor reported 913 and 767 respectively.
The health ministry also announced another 143 fatalities, taking the national death toll to 8,551.
There are currently 1,016 patients in the intensive care unit, down slightly from a record 1,023 people on Tuesday. Of those warded, 529 require respiratory support.
This is Malaysia's ninth daily tally record this month after its it crossed the 1 million mark just three days ago with previous high of 17,045 cases.
As of Wednesday, Malaysia has reported a total of 1,061,476 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. A total of 175,113 cases are currently active or infectious.