Malaysia reports 4,262 new COVID-19 infections, total deaths pass 31,000 mark

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-17 10:11:50|Editor: huaxia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 4,262 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Thursday, bringing the national total to 2,707,402, according to the health ministry.

Thirty-six of the new cases are imported, with 4,226 being local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.

Meanwhile, 37 more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 31,026.

A total of 4,985 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 2,620,147.

There are 56,229 active cases, with 383 being held in intensive care units and 198 of them in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 172,511 vaccine doses administered on Thursday alone. Some 79.5 percent of the population have received at least one dose and 78.2 percent are fully vaccinated. Enditem

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