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Malaysia reports new coronavirus case record in ‘exponential’ surge

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Malaysians should “prepare for the worst,” according to a leading health official, after a record 7,289 new cases of coronavirus were reported by the Health Ministry on Tuesday. “Our daily Covid-19 cases are following an exponential trend,” warned ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah. The high comes a day after a daily death toll record of 61 was reported, taking the total to 2,309, and only two days after the highest previous single-day case number. The ministry was reporting around 1,000 cases a day at the start of last month. Official data collated by the University of Oxford’s Ou…

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