M'sia sees over 11,000 new Covid-19 cases, a new record despite lockdown

A worrying situation.

Sulaiman Daud | July 13, 2021, 05:28 PM

Malaysia reported a new record number of Covid-19 infections on July 13.

The total of 11,079 was the first time that new Covid-19 cases had reached five figures, according to the Malay Mail.

Selangor accounted for almost half, at 5,263 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 1,521 cases.


According to CNAthis was the third new record in number of cases set in less than a week.

Malaysia recorded over 9,100 cases on both July 9 and 10. The total number of cases as of July 13 is 855,949.

The high numbers were reported even as Malaysians remain under a third nation-wide Movement Control Order (MCO), which started on June 1.

The MCO was recently extended until mid-July.

At the time, current Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that Phase 1 of this MCO would be maintained until three key indicators were met.

These are:

  • Number of daily Covid-19 cases drop to below 4,000.
  • The rate of beds used in Intensive Care Units at a "moderate" level.
  • 10 per cent of the population received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Top image from KKM Facebook.