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Health

Malaysia reports 375 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A doctor in a protective chamber takes a swab from a man to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Sunway Medical Centre, as the outbreak continues in Subang Jaya, Malaysia October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported on Thursday 375 new coronavirus cases, the second straight day of falling infections as the Southeast Asian country moved to impose targeted lockdowns to rein in a fresh surge in infections.

The new cases raise the cumulative tally to 14,368 cases, according to the health ministry. There were five new deaths reported, raising the toll to 146.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Martin Petty

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