KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported another 12 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 8,976.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that five of the cases are imported and seven more are local transmissions.
One more death has been reported, with the victim having suffered from prior health problems before becoming infected, pushing the total deaths to 125.
Another 27 cases have been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,644 or 96.3 percent of all cases.
Of the remaining 207 active cases, three are being held in intensive care and one is in need of assisted breathing.
The official also reminded the public to observe the standard operating procedures (SOP) and guidelines laid out by the government to ensure that the Eid al-Adha festival, which started Friday, would proceed safely.