Covid-19 Update: 17 new cases

This handout photo from Malaysia's Ministry of Health taken and released on February 26, 2020 shows health workers wearing protective suits as the second batch of Malaysian nationals, evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak, arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. (Photo by Muzzafar Kasim / Malaysia's Ministry of Health / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /Malaysia's Ministry of Health/Muzzafar Kasim" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

The Ministry of Health has identified 17 new cases bringing total number of active cases in the country to 1,247..

With 5,512 recovered cases, recovery rate is at 80.2 percent.

One death have been reported. Total deaths from the virus outbreak is currently at 113.

Total number of cases in the country is at 6,872 cases currently. As of May 15, the government has screened over 424,306 individuals for the virus, recording 6,855 positive cases and 417,451 were found negative.

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