Malaysia has recorded 20,670 new COVID-19 cases today which brings the total number of infections to 1,384,353. There are 260 new deaths reported and the death toll is now 12,228. In August so far, there are 3,204 COVID-19 deaths which is an average of 228.9 deaths per day. 68 out of 260 deaths reported today were Brought-In-Dead.
The Ministry of Health has reported 17,655 new recoveries and a total of 1,128,183 patients have recovered and discharged so far. The recovery rate is now 81.50% while the mortality rate is now 0.88%.
There are currently 243,942 active cases remaining that are receiving treatment. 1,096 are in ICU while 540 require respiratory support.
Out of the 20,670 new cases today, 8 are imported while 20,662 are transmitted locally. Selangor recorded the most with 6,606 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 2,028 cases, Kedah with 1,796 cases, Sabah with 1,752 cases, Johor with 1,425 cases, Kelantan with 1,370 cases and Penang with 1,251 cases. Labuan recorded zero cases today.
The Ministry of Health has identified 34 new clusters today and 20 are workplace-related. Below is the breakdown of the number of new clusters by state and territory:
Over 96% of total cases reported today are classified as category 1 and 2 where individuals exhibit little or no symptoms. 18,024 out of 20,670 new cases (87.2%) reported today are individuals who are not fully vaccinated. A person is only considered fully vaccinated 14 days after getting their second dose of vaccine.