PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 17,170 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (July 29), the Health Ministry has confirmed.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a tweet that the country’s total cumulative cases has now reached 1,078,646.
Selangor remained the state with the most cases, recording 7,163 new infections.
Cases in other states are as follows: Kuala Lumpur (2,138), Kedah (1,212), Johor (1,054), Negri Sembilan (884), Sabah (776), Pahang (638), Kelantan (615), Perak (596), Sarawak (582), Penang (554), Terengganu (437), Melaka (416), Putrajaya (84), Labuan (11) and Perlis (10).
In the same 24-hour span, 12,930 patients were discharged from treatment.
To date, 890,742 patients in Malaysia have recovered from Covid-19.
There are 174 more Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the national death toll to 8,725.
Total active cases in the country have now gone up to an all-time high of 179,179.
Of this figure, 1,043 are in intensive care units (ICU), with 531 on ventilator support.