Covid-19 update: 57 new cases

A man wears a facemask, amid fears over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, at Saloma Link Bridge in Kuala Lumpur on March 12, 2020. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

The Ministry of Health has identified 57 new cases bringing total number of active cases in the country to 1,729.

25 out of the identified cases are imported cases, according to the ministry.

Two fatalities have also been reported, totaling number of deaths to 84. Case #4657 involved a 64-year old man in Pahang who had cancer and case #5282 was a 72-year old man in Sarawak who had high blood pressure.

Total deaths from the virus outbreak is currently at 102.

Total number of cases in the country is at 6,002 currently.

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