Malaysia reports 1,210 new COVID-19 cases

KUALA LUMPUR (CNA) – Malaysia reported 1,210 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, taking the national tally to 49,730.

Of the new cases, 19 were imported infections comprising five Malaysians and 14 foreigners. They travelled from Nepal, Qatar, India, the Philippines, Nigeria, the United States, Turkey, Russia, Tunisia, Romania and Myanmar.

LABUAN – The Labuan Health Department personnel wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) before conducting the COVID-19 screening at the one of targeted areas in the congested and stuffy rented rooms in the shop-lots building in town centre recently. Photo: Bernama

There were also five new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 to 318.

The Health Ministry said 105 patients remain in the intensive care unit, with 40 requiring respiratory support.