Fri, 14 May 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 3,120 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, bringing the national total to 420,632.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that six of the new cases are imported and 3,114 are local transmissions.

Another 23 more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 1,574.

Some 2,334 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 387,542 or 92.1 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 31,516 active cases, 338 are being held in intensive care and 181 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who coordinates the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions in the country, told a press conference that several districts in Selangor state will be placed under a movement control order (MCO) from May 6-17 to slow the spread of the virus.

Inter-district travel is prohibited in all six districts except for emergencies, deaths or work purposes. Besides Selangor, Kelantan state and five districts of Kedah state are also under statewide MCO.

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