South Korea reports 34,370 new COVID-19 cases, and Malaysia reports 4,006 new COVID-19 infections as well as 8 new deaths.

Iran PressAsia: South Korea reported 34,370 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 16,929,564, the health authorities said Monday.

The daily caseload was down from 64,725 in the previous day and 47,730 a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

The health authorities believed that the daily caseload has been on the decline after the resurgence, driven by the Omicron variant and its subvariant BA.2, which peaked in mid-March.

Among the new cases, 31 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 31,828.

The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 668, down 58 from the previous day.

A total of 110 more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 22,243. The total fatality rate was 0.13 percent.

The number of people who received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines was 44,537,688, or 86.8 percent of the total population, and the figure for those getting booster jabs was 33,067,033 people, or 64.4 percent of the population.

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Malaysia reports 4,006 new COVID-19 cases

Malaysia reported 4,006 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 4,431,073, according to the health ministry.

There are seven new imported cases and 3,999 local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.

A further eight deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 35,499.

According to Xinhua, the ministry reported 10,223 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,320,822.

There are 74,752 active cases, 98 are being held in intensive care and 61 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported that 52,712 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday alone and 84.9 percent of the population have received at least one dose, 81.3 percent are fully vaccinated and 49 percent have received boosters.


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