KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Malaysia on Sunday recorded its highest daily COVID-19 death toll since the pandemic hit the country last year, with 360 fatalities, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said the latest fatalities bring the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 10,749 cases.
The deaths involve 296 Malaysians and 64 foreigners, while 85 cases were brought in dead (BID) involving 56 locals and 29 foreigners.
“221 deaths recorded in Selangor, 41 cases in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka (20), Perak (17), Penang (15), Johor (14), Kedah (seven) and six each in Negeri Sembilan and Pahang.
“There are five cases each in Sabah and Terengganu, two in Putrajaya, and one in Kelantan,” he said in a statement on the development of COVID-19 today.
Earlier, in his tweet, Dr Noor Hisham said that a total of 18,688 new cases were reported today, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 1,262,540.