By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) reported Sunday an additional 13,104 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, with Sarawak state reporting the most (2,943) followed by Selangor (1,558) and Johor (1,455).

This brings the cumulative total to 2,198,235 cases. More than 25,000 COVID-19 related deaths have also been reported.

Malaysia has seen more than a half million cases in just the past month.

Malaysia has fully vaccinated 58.7% of its 32 million population and gave at least one dose to 68.8%.

Malaysia is one of several countries in Southeast Asia that are looking at abandoning their former restrictive, Zero-COVID policies including nationwide lockdowns.

Langkawi was recently reopened to domestic tourism and several states have also begun relaxing restrictions for vaccinated people, including dining in at restaurants and interstate travel.

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