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27 May 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: The total daily COVID-19 cases recorded in the country continues to reach another peak with 7,857 cases reported in the past 24 hours, increasing by 379 cases compared to 7,478 yesterday.

The latest number takes the cumulative total since the pandemic was detected in the country last year to 541,224.

Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a tweet said Selangor is still the worst affected state with 2,675 cases followed by Sarawak (772), Kelantan (754), Kuala Lumpur (561), Johor (549), Kedah (441) and Penang (365).

Apart from that, Negeri Sembilan recorded 353 cases, Terengganu (282), Pahang (238), Melaka (234), Perak (228), Sabah (217), Labuan (170), Putrajaya (12) and Perlis (six).

On May 14, Dr Noor Hisham in a graph showing the Health Ministry’s projection, expected more than 8,000 cases daily by next month if compliance to the standard operating procedure (SOP) is not stepped up. -Bernama

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