Malaysia records 260 new COVID-19 cases, highest since June

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) – Malaysia reported 260 new COVID-19 infections, the Malaysian Health Ministry said yesterday, bringing the national total to 11,484.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that one of the new cases is imported and 259 are local transmissions.

Four new case clusters have been detected – one each in Selangor state, Kedah state, capital Kuala Lumpur and the northern Borneo state of Sabah.

Another 47 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 10,014, or 87.2 per cent of all cases. Of the remaining 1,334 active cases, 20 are being held in intensive care and three of those are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total deaths at 136.