Malaysia reports 317 new coronavirus cases, highest daily rise

FILE PHOTO: Students wearing masks walk past a classroom at a secondary school, as schools reopen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shah Alam, Malaysia June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo reuters_tickers
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported a record daily increase in novel coronavirus cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, with 317 new infections.

Malaysia has reported a total of 12,088 cases. The health ministry also recorded one new death, raising the total to 137.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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