Malaysia reports 317 new COVID cases, highest daily rise

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

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.

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