Malaysia reports 147 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 23 (Xinhua) Malaysia reported 147 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 10,505.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that four of the new cases are imported and 143 are local transmissions, with the majority reported from the country’s North Borneo state of Sabah.

Three new deaths have been reported, with the total death toll now at 133.

Health authorities also detected one new case cluster, traced to an individual who had been screened at a clinic in Sabah, with three testing positive so far.

Another 39 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 9,602, or 91.4 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 770 active cases, eight are being held in intensive care and two of those are in need of assisted breathing.


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