WORLD Malaysia reports 20,780 new COVID-19 cases, 211 new deaths

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Malaysia reports 20,780 new COVID-19 cases, 211 new deaths

Xinhua

19:45, August 11, 2021

In this June 1, 2021 file photo, motorists wearing face masks wait in front of the Twin Towers during the first day of Full Movement Control Order (MCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: AP)

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported another 20,780 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 1,320,547.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 15 of the new cases are imported and 20,765 are local transmissions.

Another 211 more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 11,373.

Another 17,973 patients were released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 1,075,816 or 81.5 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 233,358 active cases, 1,053 are being held in intensive care and 546 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

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