Health Ministry: New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia remain above the 5,000 mark today

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Selangor still has the highest number of new cases. File picture shows health officers conducting the Covid-19 antigen rapid test. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Selangor still has the highest number of new cases. File picture shows health officers conducting the Covid-19 antigen rapid test. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The Health Ministry has recorded 5,293 new Covid-19 infections today, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 696,408.

In terms of state, Selangor is still the highest with 1,680 cases today, followed by Sarawak with 661 cases and Johor with 627 cases.

The states and federal territories with the least number of cases today are Perlis with two cases, followed by Putrajaya with four cases and Terengganu with 12 cases.

Of the positive cases today, seven are import cases in which the infection occurred abroad.

Today also sees 5,941 recoveries from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in Malaysia to 628,185 cases.

Currently 880 cases are being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 454 cases requiring breathing assistance.

The ministry also recorded 60 deaths from Covid-19 today, bringing the total number of deaths in Malaysia to 4,408 cases.

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