Malaysia reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, one death

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) – Malaysia reported another 12 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said yesterday, bringing the national total to 8,976.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that five of the cases are imported and seven more are local transmissions. One more death has been reported, with the victim having suffered from prior health problems before becoming infected, pushing the total deaths to 125.

Another 27 cases have been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,644 or 96.3 per cent of all cases.

Of the remaining 207 active cases, three are being held in intensive care and one is in need of assisted breathing.

The official also reminded the public to observe the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines laid out by the government.