KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 865 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Monday, bringing the national total to 21,363.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that seven of the new cases are imported and 858 are local transmissions, 643 of which were reported from the easter state of Sabah.
Three more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 190.
Another 455 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 13,717, or 64.2 percent of all cases.
Of the remaining 7,456 active cases, 99 are being held in intensive care and 32 of those are in need of assisted breathing.