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Malaysia data greater than 20,000 new COVID-19 instances for fifth straight day

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 22,597 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday (Aug 28), bringing the whole variety of instances within the nation to greater than 1.68 million.

That is the fifth straight day Malaysia has recorded greater than 20,000 new COVID-19 instances. 

Selangor continued to register the best variety of instances amongst states, with 5,814 new infections, adopted by 2,834 new instances in Sabah and a couple of,427 in Sarawak. 

Kuala Lumpur recorded 1,111 new instances. Different states with recorded instances within the four-digits embody Penang with 1,920, Johor with 1,896, Kelantan with 1,289 and Perak with 1,061 infections. 

A complete of 252 new deaths have been additionally reported, bringing the whole variety of deaths within the nation to 15,802. 

On Aug 20, Malaysia eased COVID-19 restrictions for individuals who have been absolutely vaccinated. Folks have been allowed to dine-in and take part in non-contact sports activities. 

The relaxations apply to these in states and territories underneath section one of many Nationwide Restoration Plan (NRP), which embody Kedah, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor in addition to the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. 

Malaysia has a complete number one,685,510 COVID-19 instances as of Saturday.


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