Fri, 23 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 101 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, bringing the national total to 11,135.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that four of the new cases are imported and 97 are local transmissions. Most of the local transmission are reported in the eastern state of Sabah and travelers returning from the area.

Four new case clusters have been detected, two in Sabah, one in Selangor state and another in Johor state.

Another 50 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 9,939, or 89.3 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 1,062 active cases, 13 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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