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Malaysia reports 589 new coronavirus cases, three deaths

A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays a disinfectant at a market, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 589 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising its cumulative tally of infections to 18,129, the health ministry said.

The Southeast Asian country, which has imposed targeted lockdowns this month to rein in a new surge in infections, also recorded three deaths, bringing total fatalities to 170.

Reporting by Liz Lee; editing by John Stonestreet

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