PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 14,554 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (Sept 24), says the Health Ministry.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that the country’s total cumulative infections is now 2,171,232.
Sarawak recorded the highest daily figure with 2,825 infections, followed by Selangor (2,244) and Johor (1,807).
Kuala Lumpur continued to record low daily case figures with the Federal Territory reporting 271 new infections.
Cases in other states and territories are as follows: Sabah (1,273), Penang (1,231), Perak (1,144), Kelantan (910), Terengganu (690), Pahang (598), Melaka (401), Negri Sembilan (157), Perlis (65) and Putrajaya (30).
Labuan reported no new cases.
Of the 14,554 new cases, nine are imported cases while the rest are local transmissions.
The locally transmitted cases involved 13,262 (91.2%) Malaysians and 1,283 (8.8%) foreigners.
There are 1,049 patients in intensive care units nationwide, with 599 on ventilators.
In the same 24-hour span, 16,751 patients in the country were discharged from treatment.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 recoveries to 1,950,467.