Covid-19: 5,244 new cases for 711,006 total, 83 more deaths

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 5,244 new cases, bringing the nation's cumulative total to 711,006.

In a tweet on Wednesday (June 23), the Health Ministry said of the figure, 5,237 were local infections while seven were imported cases.

Another 83 people succumbed to Covid-19, bringing the country's death toll to 4,637.

It also said there were 6,372 new recoveries for a total of 645,553 to date.

The number of active cases is now 60,816.

Of this number, 879 are in intensive care units (ICU), with 433 requiring ventilator support.

In a tweet, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor reported 2,001 cases, the highest of all states.

This is followed by Negri Sembilan (677 cases), Sarawak (577), Kuala Lumpur (531), Johor (282), Pahang (245), Kedah (189), Melaka (180), Penang (159), Sabah (129), Kelantan (81), Labuan (77), Perak (75), Terengganu (27), Putrajaya (13) and Perlis (one).

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