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Malaysia reports 115 new COVID-19 cases

Xinhua
28 Sep 2020, 21:51 GMT+10

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 115 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Monday, bringing the national total to 11,034.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that three of the new cases are imported and 112 are local transmissions, of which 98 cases are reported in the eastern state of Sabah as 11 others with travel history to the state.

Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who coordinated the implementation of restrictive measures, announced that four districts in Sabah would be placed under enhanced movement control orders to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The movement restrictions will be enforced from Sept. 29-Oct. 12 and will affect nearly 1 million people, he said in a statement on Monday.

Another 54 patients have been released after recovery on Monday, bringing the total cured and discharged to 9,889, or 89.6 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 1,011 active cases, eight are being held in intensive care and five of those are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total deaths at 134.

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