Malaysia reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, two new case clusters

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Xinhua) — Malaysia reported another 23 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, bringing the national total to 8,884.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that six of the cases are imported and 17 are local transmissions.

Health authorities have also identified two new case clusters, one at a religious center in Johor state and another at a construction company in the northern Borneo state of Sarawak.

Another 17 cases have been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,594 or 96.7 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 167 active cases, three are being held in intensive care and two of those are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths had been reported, leaving the total deaths at 123. Enditem

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