Malaysia reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

Malaysia reported 17 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, bringing the national total to 9,334.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 15 of the new cases are imported and two more are local transmissions.

One more death had been reported, with the victim having suffered from prior health problems, bringing the total deaths to 126.

Health authorities also identified two new case clusters: one traced to the crew on a ship docked in Selangor state and another traced to healthcare workers in Kedah state.

Another 10 cases have been released with the total cured and discharged to 9,048 or 96.9 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 160 active cases, seven are being held in intensive care and five of those are in need of assisted breathing.