Malaysia reports 14,954 new COVID-19 cases, 376 new deaths


KUALA LUMPUR: SEPT. 20 – Malaysia reported another 14,954 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 2,097,830, according to the health ministry.

Some 11 of the new cases are imported and 14,943 are local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed.

Another 376 more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 23,443.

About 23,469 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 1,863,919.

Of the remaining 210,468 active cases, 1,191 are being held in intensive care and 662 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

The country administered 219,081 COVID-19 doses on Sunday and some 67.4 per cent of the population have received at least one dose and 56.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.