Sat, 06 Mar 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 4,029 new COVID-19 infections in the highest daily spike since the outbreak, bringing the national total to 155,095, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that eight of the new cases are imported and 4,021 are local transmissions.

Another eight deaths have been reported, pushing the total deaths to 594.

Some 2,148 more patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 117,375, or 75.7 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 37,126 active cases, 205 are being held in intensive care and 79 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

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