Tue, 16 Aug 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia recorded 2,783 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the total tally to 4,680,053, according to the health ministry.

The newly reported infections included three imported cases and 2,780 local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.

Another nine deaths have been reported from the pandemic, taking the death toll to 35,969.

The ministry reported 4,482 new recoveries from COVID-19, bringing the total number of people cured and discharged to 4,598,778 in the Southeast Asian country.

Currently, there are 45,306 active cases recorded in the country, 54 of them held in intensive care and 32 in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported that 8,362 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered on Sunday, and that 86 percent of the population have received at least one dose, 84.1 percent are fully vaccinated, 49.6 percent have received a first booster dose and 1.1 percent have received a second booster dose.

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