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Malaysia reports 7,420 new COVID-19 infections, 89 more deaths

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KUALA LUMPUR: OCT. 16 – Malaysia reported another 7,420 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Friday, bringing the national total to 2,377,033, according to the health ministry.

Some 17 of the new cases are imported, with 7,403 being local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed.

Another 89 more deaths have been reported, lifting the death toll to 27,770.

About 11,413 patients have been released after recovery, taking the total number of cured and discharged to 2,251,758.

Of the remaining 97,505 active cases, 703 are being held in intensive care and 366 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 174,732 vaccine doses administered on Friday alone and some 75.7 percent of the population have received at least one dose and 67.5 percent are fully vaccinated.