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Malaysia reports 1,009 new coronavirus cases, six deaths

People wearing protective masks and following social distancing measures ride a Mass Rapid Transit train, in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s health ministry reported 1,009 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the total to 36,433 infections.

The Southeast Asian country also recorded six new fatalities, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 277.

(Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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