6,239 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new deaths in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) – Malaysia reported another 6,239 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 633,891, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 11 of the new cases are imported and 6,228 are local transmissions.

Another 75 more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 3,611.

Some 7,386 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 548,705 or 86.6 per cent of all cases.

Of the remaining 81,575 active cases, 905 are being held in intensive care and 453 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

Separately, Malaysia’s Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the country had surpassed 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered daily and now aimed to hit the 200,000 mark.