PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia confirmed 287 new Covid-19 infections on Friday (Oct 2), the highest daily increase of the pandemic in the country.
It surpassed the spike on June 4 of 277 cases and Thursday's 260 cases, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a press conference on Friday.
All the new cases involved local transmissions.
Malaysia also discharged 81 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 10,095 or at a rate of 85.76%.
The total number of active cases in the country has now gone up to 1,540 cases.
Cumulatively, the country’s total number of cases since the outbreak began in January is 11,771.
Currently, 22 people are being treated at intensive care units, with four of them requiring ventilator support.
No fatalities were reported, which means the Covid-19 death toll in the country remains at 136 or at a rate of 1.35%.