KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 20 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 9,149.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that seven cases are imported and 13 are local transmissions.
Health officials have also identified a new case cluster in Kedah state, traced to a policeman who infected a colleague, with two testing positive for the disease so far.
Another seven cases have been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,828 or 96.5 percent of all cases.
Of the remaining 196 active cases, four are being held in intensive care and one is in need of assisted breathing.
No new deaths have been reported, leaving the death toll at 125.