Published: 2021-05-13 16:44:05 BdST
The health ministry reported 4,855 new cases - the highest since Jan. 31 - and 27 deaths. It has seen a total of 458,077 coronavirus cases and 1,788 fatalities.
Malaysia declared a nationwide lockdown on Monday, prohibiting inter-district travel and shutting down schools. It has been under a state of emergency since January to curb the spread of the virus.
The latest spike is partly due to highly infectious variants found in recent weeks.
Earlier this week, the health ministry warned new daily cases could hit 5,000 by mid-May, a number not seen since late January.