KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Malaysia reported 3,788 new Covid-19 cases today, the highest daily record in 12 weeks, as hospitals in the hardest hit states nearly run out of beds.
Today is the highest 24-hour record since February 6, when the country reported 3,847 daily new infections.
Over the past one week, Malaysia’s average daily Covid-19 was 3,025 cases. This is the highest after 11 weeks since the week between February 6-12, when the average daily cases was 3,347.
Since the week of March 27 to April 2, Malaysia’s average daily Covid-19 cases have been continuously rising for four weeks, with the peak yet unknown. The country previously peaked in the week of January 30 to February 5 at 4,420 daily cases.
Selangor today reported 1,265 new infections, marking the third consecutive day the state reported four-digit cases and the highest in the country in the past 24 hours.
Earlier today, CodeBlue reported the Ministry of Health (MOH) saying that 90 per cent of the beds in Selangor’s main Covid-19 hospital, Sungai Buloh Hospital is currently filled while private hospitals in the Klang Valley is are no longer able to accept more Covid-19 patients as they are currently full.
Sarawak recorded the second highest number of new coronavirus infections in the country today with 760 new cases, followed by Kelantan (464), and Kuala Lumpur (255). Total Covid-19 infections officially reported in Malaysia have hit 408,713.
Malaysia reported 14 new Covid-19 deaths today, pushing the cumulative death toll to 1,506. The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has risen to 328, including 161 cases on ventilator support.