COVID-19: Malaysia worries about sporadic cases, Cambodia logs higher death toll hinh anh 1People wait for COVID-19 testing in Malaysia (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysia has recorded a disturbing rise in the number of sporadic and symptomless cases of COVID-19, while Cambodia has posted 18 new deaths linked to the pandemic.

The Malaysian Health Ministry's Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that the sporadic and symptomless cases were found in the Klang Valley area, which encompasses the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and part of the adjacent Selangor state.

Sporadic cases refer to cases which are not traced to existing pandemic clusters, he said, warning that those without symptoms are still infectious.

On June 21, the nation reported another 4,611 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 701,019, according to the health ministry. An additional 69 more deaths were logged, bringing the death toll to 4,477.

Malaysia also recorded the highest number of vaccine shots in a day, at 235,623, since the National Immunization Programme was launched on February 24.

Meanwhile, in Cambodia, the 18 deaths on June 22 were the nation’s second highest number recorded in a day to date.

On the same day, the Cambodian Ministry of Health confirmed another 678 COVID-19 cases, including 58 imported and 620 community infections. The ministry also reported 763 recoveries.

As of June 22, Cambodia had recorded a total of 44,124 COVID-19 cases with 38,766 recoveries and 459 fatalities./.