Mon, 10 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported another 14 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, bringing the national total to 8,718.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that three of the new infections are imported and the other 11 are local transmissions.

He said that eight of the new local transmissions are foreign nationals held at an immigration detention facility in Sepang in Selangor state, which had previously been the site of cluster of detained illegal migrants.

Additionally, a new cluster of two patients had been detected at an engineering company in Kuching, capital of the northern Borneo state of Sarawak, with one case having tested positive earlier and a second being detected after contact tracing.

Another four cases had been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,519, or 97.7 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 77 active cases, three are being held in intensive care and two of those are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the total deaths at 122.

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