Malaysia reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 8,831

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-22 18:02:48|Editor: huaxia

KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 16 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 8,831.

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

Health authorities have also identified two new cluster infections: one among crew of a ship docked at Malaysia's largest Port Klang and the other in the northern Borneo state of Sarawak traced to an individual who had returned from Australia.

Another four cases have been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,566 or 96.9 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 142 active cases, five are being held in intensive care units and one of those is in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths had been reported, leaving the total deaths at 123. Enditem