3,297 New COVID Cases, Five Deaths Reported Sunday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 3,297 new COVID-19 infections and five fatalities today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the new cases, 3,291 were local transmissions, involving 1,402 Malaysians and 1,889 foreigners, while six were imported. 

The country’s COVID-19 infection tally now stands at 283,569 cases, he said, adding that the recovery rate remained encouraging, with another 4,456 recoveries reported overnight, taking the tally of those recovered to 249,209 cases. 

“The country’s death toll now stands at 1,056 cases, while 209 cases are being treated in the intensive care unit, 91 of them requiring respiratory support,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement on COVID-19 developments today.