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Malaysia reports 862 new coronavirus cases and three new deaths

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters wearing protective suits warm up before a disinfection operation, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s health ministry reported 862 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 22,225 infections.

The Southeast Asian country, which imposed targeted lockdowns this month amid a surge in cases, also recorded three new deaths, raising its total number of fatalities to 193.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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