Malaysia logs record high of 6,075 new Covid-19 cases

The previous record of 5,728 was recorded on Jan 30.
The previous record of 5,728 was recorded on Jan 30.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia on Wednesday (May 19) logged a record high of 6,075 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, its Health Ministry said.

The previous record high of 5,728 was logged on Jan 30.

In a Twitter post, Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor notched the highest among the Malaysia states with 2,251 new cases.

This was followed by Johor with 699 cases, Kuala Lumpur federal territory with 660 cases, Kedah with 445 cases and Kelantan with 441 cases.

The infection figures released on Wednesday pushed Malaysia’s total cases, since it started tracking the disease in January last year, close to 480,000 - the third highest number in South-east Asia after Indonesia and the Philippines.