KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Malaysia today recorded its highest daily death toll since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the country, with 207 fatalites reported in the last 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brought the total number of deaths in the country so far to 8,201, or 0.8 per cent of the total cases.

He said the casualties today comprised 184 citizens and 23 foreigners. The previous highest death toll was 199, reported on July 21.

Meanwhile, he said 1,009 cases were placed in Intensive Care Units (ICU) nationwide, with 524 of them requiring respirator aid.

“A total of 9,372 cases recovered within the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of those cured from the disease to 853,913 cases or 83.1 per cent, while there are currently 165,840 active cases,” he said in a post on his Facebook page today.


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