KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 26,250 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 3,801,036.
Data on CovidNow showed that of the new cases, 545 were imported while 25,705 were local transmissions.
The daily cases have remained over 30,000 for the past four days.
Active cases in the country increased to 323,784 yesterday with over 96 per cent of patients under home quarantine, 2.7 per cent treated at hospitals, 0.9 per cent at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres and 0.1 per cent receiving treatment at intensive care units.
12 cases were reported per thousand people in the country in the past 14 days.
The Health Ministry identified two new clusters, both high-risk group clusters, in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur and Seremban, Negri Sembilan.
Meanwhile, the country reported another 77 Covid-19 deaths yesterday, including 23 brought-in-dead cases, pushing the nationwide death toll to 33,720.
Penang registered the highest daily deaths yesterday where 12 people died of Covid-19, followed by Selangor and Kelantan with 11 each, Kedah (nine), Johor (eight), Perak (seven), Perlis and Terengganu (four each), Negri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur (three each), Sabah (two) and one each in Melaka, Pahang and Sarawak.
26 people in Malaysia died of Covid-19 per million population in the past two weeks. The current fatality rate is at 0.3 per cent.