Malaysia reports 3,142 new COVID-19 cases, total passes 400,000

2021-04-28 12:35:58 GMT2021-04-28 20:35:58(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia recorded its highest number of daily cases in two months, with the Health Ministry reporting 3,142 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 401,593.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 13 of the new cases are imported and 3,129 are local transmissions.

Another 15 deaths have been reported, pushing the death toll to 1,477.

Malaysia has seen a resurgence of the outbreak following the relaxation of restrictive measures. Wednesday marked the first time that daily new cases had exceeded 3,000 since late February.

New clusters are increasingly reported from communities and schools, instead of workplaces in the earlier stage.

Some 1,822 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged to 373,397 or 93 percent of all cases.

Of the remaining 26,719 active cases, 306 are being held in intensive care units and 151 of those are in need of assisted breathing. Enditem