317 cases were reported today, a new high with all of them local transmissions.
The majority were reported in Sabah (155), with others in Kedah (102), Selangor (32), Terengganu (nine), Kuala Lumpur (four), Johor (four), Penang (three), Sarawak (three), Kelantan (two), Putrajaya (two) and Negeri Sembilan (one).
This takes total confirmed cases in the country to 12,088.
One new death was also reported, bringing the virus toll to 137. The latest fatality was a 57-year-old man with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and lipid/cholesterol disorder. He died in Hospital Semporna.
According to a health ministry infographic, there are now 1,735 active cases with 29 receiving treatment in the ICU and four in need of respiratory assistance.
Meanwhile, 121 patients were discharged, taking total recoveries to 10,216 or 84.52% of all cases.
Today’s numbers are the highest since the movement control order (MCO) was eased in June.
On June 10, when the MCO was replaced by the recovery MCO, only two new cases were reported.
Numbers remained relatively low until Sept 8, when 100 new cases were reported. Spikes in new cases followed, with 182 recorded on Sept 11, the majority of which were in Sabah.
Yesterday, 287 cases were recorded, 113 of which were in Sabah. Kedah, which has also been seeing a spike in new cases, recorded 129.