Total 19,550 new cases reported during the same period
Malaysia recorded a new high of 592 single-day deaths from Covid-19 as of midnight Saturday, bringing the total deaths to 20,419, according to the Health Ministry.
Another 19,550 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours, with seven imported and 19,543 local transmissions, bringing the national total tally to 1,960,500.
The latest data was released on the ministry's website.
Another 21,771 patients were released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 1,700,730.
Of the remaining 239,351 active cases, 1,272 are being held in intensive care units and 724 of those are in need of assisted breathing.
The country reported 258,929 doses of coronavirus vaccines administered on Saturday alone.
So far, some 65.2% of the population have received at least one dose, and 52.1% are fully vaccinated.