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Malaysia records 37 new COVID-19 cases; 1 more death

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 37 new COVID-19 cases and one new death linked to the disease on Saturday (Jun 6), said the country's health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Among the new cases, eight are imported infections and 29 local, he said. Breaking it down further, 19 local cases involve non-Malaysians and 10 are Malaysians from Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak.

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This takes the total national tally to 8,303, with 117 deaths linked to the virus.

In total, 25 more COVID-19 patients were discharged as well, bringing this total to 6,635.

Terkini #covid19malaysia, 6 Jun
Kes sembuh = 25
Jumlah kes sembuh = 6,635
(Kes baharu positif = 37,
Import = 8
Kes penularan tempatan = 29)
Jumlah positif = 8,303
Kes kematian = 1
Jumlah Kes kematian = 117
Kes dirawat di ICU = 5 pic.twitter.com/EnFKvovgp2

— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) June 6, 2020

On Friday, Malaysia announced an economic package worth RM35 billion (US$8.2 billion) to regenerate the national economy as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19.

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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a televised address that the package, dubbed the National Economic Revitalisation Plan (Penjana), encompasses 40 initiatives to speed up the development of the national economy. Of the total, RM10 billion is a diRead More – Source