PETALING JAYA，Oct 20: The health ministry has reported 862 Covid-19 cases and three deaths in the past 24 hours.
This is the third highest number of infections in a day since the pandemic first hit the country. The record high was 871 cases reported over the weekend.
At a press conference today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 862 new cases bring the total number of cases in the country to 22,225.
The three new deaths meanwhile bring the toll to 193.
Noor Hisham said there were 634 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 14,351.