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Malaysia reports 561 new coronavirus cases, two more deaths

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/File Photo

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 561 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the bulk of them in Sabah state which has already seen a large increase in infections over the past few weeks.

The new cases raise Malaysia’s cumulative tally to 15,657 cases, according to the health ministry. There were two new deaths reported, raising the fatality toll to 157.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Gareth Jones

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