June 4, 2020 / 9:46 AM / 2 months ago

Malaysia reports 277 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A health worker wearing a protective suit arranges hospital bed at Emergency Department in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File photo

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian health authorities on Thursday reported 277 new coronavirus cases after infections were detected in an immigration detention centre.

The rise in new cases pushed Malaysia’s cumulative total past the 8,000 mark to 8,247.

The health ministry reported no new deaths, keeping total fatalities at 115.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; editing by Andrew Heavens

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