Wed, 30 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 23 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Tuesday, bringing the national total to 9,969.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that 10 of the new cases are imported and 13 are local transmissions.

One new case cluster has been detected, traced to a woman who was brought for treatment at a hospital in the northern Borneo state of Sabah, with nine testing positive so far.

Another six patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 9,209, or 92.4 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 632 active cases, 14 are being held in intensive care units and four of those are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total deaths at 128.

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