SINGAPORE: New COVID-19 cases in Malaysia crossed the 20,000 mark again on Thursday (Sep 2) with 20,988 new infections.
The state of Selangor contributed most to the daily caseload with 4,073 infections, while Sarawak and Kedah reported 2,992 and 2,455 cases respectively.
Other states that reported more than 2,000 cases were Sabah with 2,329 and Johor with 2,145.
The number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has stayed in the five-figure range since Jul 13, with intensive care units (ICU) across the country struggling to cope with the influx of patients.
Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said that as of Sep 1, the overall national occupancy rate for intensive care units (ICU) stood at 90 per cent.
Three states hit overflowing ICU capacity: Sabah at 126 per cent, Kedah at 121 per cent and Perak at 107 per cent.
Selangor is at 99 per cent capacity while Johor has reached 95 per cent capacity, Dr Noor Hisham said in a Tweet on Thursday.