Malaysia reports 2,877 new COVID-19 infections, 8 new deaths

Malaysia reported 2,877 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Thursday, bringing the national total to 4,978,350, according to the health ministry.

There are three new imported cases, with 2,874 cases being local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.

Another eight new deaths have been reported, pushing the death toll to 36,636.

The ministry reported 3,226 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,914,858.

There are 26,856 active cases, with 97 being held in intensive care and 62 of those in need of assisted breathing.