Malaysia reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) – Malaysia reported another 36 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the national total to 6,855, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that 88 more patients have been discharged, bringing the total number to 5,439 or 79.3 per cent of all cases.

Among the new cases, 28 are foreign nationals and no new deaths have been reported, leaving the death toll at 112.

Of the 1,304 active cases, 14 are being held in intensive care and five of those are in need of assisted breathing.

Noor Hisham said the ministry has tested 424,306 individuals for COVID-19, making the infection rate 1.62 per cent of those tested, while the test rate to the population is 13 per 1,000 people.