KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported another 5,516 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Wednesday, bringing the national total to 2,407,382, according to the health ministry.
Some 14 of the new cases are imported, with 5,502 being local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.
Another 76 more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 28,138.
Another 9,401 patients were released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 2,297,289.
Of the remaining 81,955 active cases, 666 are being held in intensive care and 329 of those are in need of assisted breathing.
The country reported 256,497 vaccine doses administered on Wednesday alone and some 77.4 percent of the population have received at least one dose and 71.2 percent are fully vaccinated.