New COVID-19 cases reach 7,857

PUTRAJAYA, May 27 – A total of 7,857 new cases of COVID-19 infections was reported in the country today, bringing the total nuber to 541,224.

In its daily Facebook posting, the Health Ministry said a total of 469,325 people have also recovered from the virus including today’s figure of 4,598..

The number of deaths was slightly less at 59 compared with 63 yesterday. The total number of deaths from the virus now stands at 2,491.

From today’s new cases, there were also eight imported cases.

The number of patients in Intensive Care Units is 771 while 392 of them are on ventilators.

The ministry today also continued to urge people to get vaccinated towards reaching the safety of a herd community while adhering to all the standard operating procedures that have been put on place.