Malaysia Hits New Record With 2,188 COVID-19 Cases. 75% Of That Number Is In Selangor

However, the country also recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in one day with 1,673 patients discharged from hospitals.

Cover image via Bernama via Sinar Harian & Lim Huey Teng/Reuters via Al-Jazeera

Malaysia recorded a total of 2,188 COVID-19 cases in a single day, a first for the country in crossing the 2,000 mark

This comes after the country hit a new record number at 1,884 cases yesterday, 23 November.

In a tweet, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said Selangor reported 1,623 cases in total.

A big portion of the number came from Teratai Cluster, an area in Meru, Klang where 28 Top Glove factories were told to close after thousands of workers are found to have contracted the virus.

As of Monday, 5,767 workers had undergone screening, with 2,524 tested positive, 1,330 tested negative, and 1,913 were still waiting for their results.

Top Glove workers wait in line to be tested for COVID-19 outside a hostel under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Image via Lim Huey Teng/Reuters via Al-Jazeera

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur reported 90 cases, while Sabah reported 232 cases

Four lives have succumbed to the virus within the last 24 hours.

This has brought the total cumulative number of cases to 58,847, surpassing Singapore's total COVID-19 cases which currently stands at 58,183.

However, it's worth noting the Ministry of Health in Singapore will only release the latest number of cases later tonight.

Keep practising physical distancing and wash your hands often. Here is the breakdown of the COVID-19 cases in Malaysia today:

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