PUTRAJAYA: There are more than 10,000 individuals currently being treated for Covid-19 after Malaysia recorded 801 new cases on Wednesday (Oct 28).
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the number of active cases in the country was now 10,123.
The country also reported eight new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 246.
Sabah continued to record the most number of cases with 546 new infections.
In the Klang Valley, Selangor recorded 88 cases, Kuala Lumpur had 13 cases while Putrajaya reported none as of noon on Wednesday.
Dr Noor Hisham said Sabah and the Klang Valley states made up 81% of Wednesday's cases, or 649 in total.
Malaysia also discharged 573 patients, which means the total number of recoveries is 19,072.
In total, Malaysia has recorded 29,441 Covid-19 cases since January.
Currently, 94 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 25 of them requiring ventilator support.
There are two import cases involving two individuals arriving in the country from Iran and Saudi Arabia respectively.
Of the eight new deaths, seven were in Sabah while one was in Selangor.
The youngest of the eight is a 35-year-old woman who died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.
Dr Noor Hisham said the deceased has a history of high blood pressure, asthma, stroke and dyslipidemia.
The other cases were aged from 56 to 73.