KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Malaysia reported 7,749 Covid-19 recovery cases Friday, the highest number of daily recoveries recorded since the pandemic hit the country, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 563,779, while there are currently 78,864 active cases.
Also, there are now 912 Covid-19 patients being treated in the intensive care unit, 458 of whom require respiratory support, he said.
Earlier, in a Twitter post, Dr Noor Hisham said 6,849 new infections were recorded overnight, taking the cumulative total to 646,411 cases.
“The new cases include 6,845 local transmissions, involving 4,935 Malaysians and 1,910 foreigners. There were also four import cases involving a Malaysian and three foreigners,” he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said 84 fatalities were reported today, taking Malaysia’s COVID-19 death toll to 3,768.
Dr Noor Hisham said the victims were 76 Malaysians and eight foreigners aged between 27 and 89, the majority of whom had a history of chronic illnesses.
Also, he said another 16 new clusters were recorded today, 12 of which were in the workplace, three in the community and a high-risk group cluster.
The workplace clusters involved five in Selangor, namely Industri Persiaran Raja Lumu, Industri Jalan Bunga Cempaka Dua, Industri Sungai Putus, Industri Puchong Lima and Industri Jalan Batu Arang.
In Johor, the workplace clusters were Bukit Bakri, Jalan Tanjung A Tiga, Jalan Renchong and Laman Satu; while in Sarawak they involve Sungai Kakus, Pekan Tatau Baru and Semanok.
The ones in the community involve Kopi Blues in Sabah, Penchala (Kuala Lumpur) and Cabang Empat Chetok (Kelantan), while Jalan Permatang Lapan cluster in Johor was identified as a high-risk group cluster, he said.