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Daily Covid-19 cases at another record high as Malaysia notches 20,596 new infections today

Foreign workers line up to get their Covid-19 jab at the Midlands Convention Centre in Shah Alam August 5, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Covid-19 cases in Malaysia exceeded the 20,000-mark for the first time today since the pandemic last year.

The Health Ministry recorded 20,596 infections over the last 24 hours, surpassing yesterday’s high of 19,819 cases in a single day.

The country’s cumulative cases now stands at 1,203,706.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor alone accounted for 8,549 new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,163) and Kedah (1,446).

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