Despite the worrying increase in new Covid-19 cases at 589 today, there was good news as the number patients recovering from the disease also hit a new peak with 409 cases in the country.
Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in announcing the details, said the total number of people who recovered was 12,014 or 66.3 per cent from the overall cases.
Commenting further on new cases, Dr Noor Hisham said 586 new cases were local transmissions while three were import cases from individuals who returned from Indonesia, two cases and one case from Ukraine.
“From local transmissions, 453 were Malaysians and 133 cases involving non-citizens, while Sabah still having the highest infection among states, with 304 cases or 51.6 per cent.”
With the development, he said the cumulative Covid-19 cases in the country have surpassed 18,000, at 18,129 with 5,945 active infection cases.