Malaysia reports 2,295 new COVID-19 infections, 3 more deaths

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia recorded 2,295 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 4,872,570, according to the health ministry.

There were four new imported cases and 2,291 local transmissions, data released by the ministry showed.

Three new deaths have been reported from the pandemic, taking the death toll to 36,429.

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The ministry reported 1,386 new recoveries, lifting the total number of COVID-19 patients cured and discharged to 4,811,810 in the Southeast Asian country.

Currently there are 24,331 active cases, with 44 being held in intensive care and 11 in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 995 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered on Wednesday, and that 86.1 percent of the population have received at least one dose, 84.3 percent are fully vaccinated with two doses, 49.7 percent have received a first booster dose and 1.6 percent have received a second booster dose.