KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 1,709 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 4,524,727, according to the health ministry.

There are three new imported cases, with 1,706 being local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.

Two more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 35,711.

The ministry reported 1,746 new recoveries, bringing the total number of the cured and discharged to 4,466,304.

There are 22,712 active cases, with 24 being held in intensive care and 14 of those in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 11,171 vaccine doses administered on Saturday alone, while 85.8 percent of the population have received at least one dose, 83.1 percent are fully vaccinated and 49.4 percent have received boosters.

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