MALAYSIA recorded 17,352 new Covid-19 infections, the first time in 13 days that the cases are in the 17,000 range, said Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The director-general of health said the last time the country reported below 18,000 cases was on August 23 when 17,672 infections were reported.
The fresh cases bring the national Covid-19 caseload to 1,862,187.
For the first time in months, Selangor no longer occupied the top spot for the number of daily new infections. It recorded 2,126 yesterday.
Sarawak topped the list with 3,714 new infections.
Yesterday, Sarawak recorded its highest infection count yet of 3,747.
Other states which reported more than a thousand cases are Sabah with 1,844 infections, Johor (2,101), Kedah (1,599), Penang (1,558), Kelantan (1,213) and Perak (1,082).
States that reported less than a thousand cases are Negri Sembilan (193), Kuala Lumpur (398), Malacca (295), Pahang (463), Terengganu (700), Putrajaya (23), Perlis (38) and Labuan (5).
Health authorities administered 289,958 doses of Covid-19 vaccines yesterday, moving 68% or 15,926,601 of the adult population to the ranks of the fully vaccinated.
The special committee for Covid-19 vaccine access said 136,177 people received their first dose yesterday, while 153,841 received their second.
To date, 20,543,016 people, or 87.8% of the adult population, have received their first shot. – September 6, 2021.