KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 1,141 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 70,236.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that three of the new cases are imported and 1,138 are local transmissions.
No new deaths have been reported, leaving the death toll at 376.
Another 1,144 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 59,061, or 84.1 percent of all cases.
Of the remaining 10,799 active cases, 129 are being held in intensive care units and 53 of those are in need of assisted breathing.