Malaysia has reported over 4,800 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 458,077 since the outbreak began the last ear in early March. With recording more than 1,783 new cases, Selangor is the worst-hit state of the country. This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (521 cases), Johor (467 cases), Sarawak and Penang (395 cases respectively).
According to Health Ministry, at least 27 people died on Thursday due to COVID-19, taking the total death toll to 1,788.
Health DG said Dr Noor Hisham revealed that 481 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care units (ICUs) as of today.
Dr Noor Hisham also added that, as of today, 481 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care units (ICUs) across the country, with 247 of them needing breathing assistance — both numbers being new record highs.