Malaysia reports 19,733 new COVID-19 cases, deaths pass 19,000-mark


KUALA LUMPUR: SEPT. 8 – Malaysia reported another 19,733 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 1,900,467.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that three of the new cases are imported and 19,730 are local transmissions.

Another 361 deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 19,163.

Some 22,701 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 1,632,631 or 85.9 per cent of all cases.

Of the remaining 248,673 active cases, 904 are being held in intensive care and 430 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 326,476 doses administered on Tuesday alone and some 63.7 per cent of the population have received at least one dose and 49.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.