KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 1,285 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, bringing the national total to 355,753.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 17 of the new cases are imported and with 1,268 being local transmissions.
Four more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 1,308.
Another 1,175 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 340,242 or 95.6 percent of all cases.
Of the remaining 14,203 active cases, 186 are being held in intensive care units and 81 of those are in need of assisted breathing. Enditem