PUTRAJAYA: The health ministry reported 432 new Covid-19 cases today, almost all of which were local transmissions.
It is the highest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in a day to date.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brought the total number of Covid-19 infections to 12,813.
He also said 57 people were discharged, bringing the number of recoveries in the country to 10,340.
224 cases reported at Tembok cluster in Kedah
Kedah recorded 241 new cases today, Sabah 130 and Selangor 34.
Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu each recorded 5 new cases today, followed by Labuan (4) and Putrajaya, Johor and Perak (2 each), and Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Melaka and Kelantan (1 each).
Returnees from Sabah were linked to new cases in nearly all the states.
The Tembok cluster in Kedah recorded 224 new cases today, the largest number of new cases recorded in a single cluster.
The Tembok cluster is centred on Alor Setar Prison, which will come under a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) from midnight today until Oct 20 due to the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the area.
Eleven new cases were detected in the Bah Sintok cluster, also in Kedah, while 39 new cases were detected in the Bangau Bangau cluster, Sabah.
The vast majority of new cases in Sabah, 57, were detected after screenings.