KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Malaysia recorded 4,498 new Covid-19 cases and 22 coronavirus-related deaths today, marking three-month high daily tallies since February.
This brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases reported nationwide to 432,425, with a death toll of 1,632.
The last highest 24-hour case increase reported was on February 4, when 4,571 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, while the last highest number of deaths reported was on February 18 when 25 deaths were recorded.
Between May 1 and May 7, the average daily cases recorded was 3,387, about 1.8 times higher than the average daily 1,846 Covid-19 cases reported between April 10 and April 16. The average daily cases nationwide have been rising continuously over the past four weeks.
The average daily Covid-19 deaths reported for the past one week was 18, about 2.4 times higher than the daily seven fatalities reported between April 10 and April 16. The average daily deaths have been continuously rising for the past three weeks.
The highest number of Covid-19 cases today was recorded in Selangor (1,424 cases), followed by Sarawak (750 cases), and Kuala Lumpur (436 cases).
Many other states also reported three-digit infections today, among which include Kelantan (297 cases), Perak (148 cases), Sabah (153 cases), Penang (313 cases), Negeri Sembilan 188 cases), Johor (327 cases), and Kedah (209 cases).
Johor, which reported 327 cases today, has been reporting three-digit cases consecutively for the past 23 days.
Kedah reported 209 cases today, a record high after three months since February 11, when the northern state registered 228 cases.
Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan reported 188 new infections today, a record high after over two months since March 1 when the state recorded 167 cases.
States that reported two-digit cases were only Melaka (74 cases), Pahang (78 cases), and Terengganu (87 cases), while Labuan, Putrajaya, and Perlis reported single-digit cases.
MOH reported 372 Covid-19 cases in ICU as of today, as well as 211 on ventilator support. Active coronavirus cases under surveillance currently number at 34,789 cases.