Malaysia reports 3,037 new COVID-19 infections, 5 new deaths

Malaysia reported 3,037 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Friday, bringing the national total to 4,963,216, according to the health ministry.

There are three new imported cases, with 3,034 cases being local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed.

Another five new deaths have been reported, pushing the death toll to 36,588.

The ministry reported 3,198 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,898,917.

There are 27,711 active cases, with 106 being held in intensive care and 53 of those in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 3,157 vaccine doses administered on Friday alone and 86.1 percent of the population have received at least one dose, 84.3 percent are fully vaccinated and 49.8 percent have received the first booster and 1.7 percent have received the second booster. ■

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