KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported another 16,117 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Tuesday, bringing the national total to 1,044,071.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 26 of the new cases are imported and 16,091 are local transmissions.
Another 207 more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 8,408.
Some 11,526 more patients were released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 865,439, or 82.9 percent of all cases.
Of the remaining 170,224 active cases, 1,023 are being held in intensive care units and 524 of those are in need of assisted breathing.