PUTRAJAYA，Feb 16: The health ministry has reported 2,720 Covid-19 cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there was a record high of 5,718 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 224,053.
In a press conference, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 269,165.
There are 44,129 active cases with 253 patients being treated in intensive care and 118 requiring respiratory assistance.
Meanwhile, the eight deaths brings the number of fatalities to 983.