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Healthcare

Malaysia reports 3,631 new coronavirus cases with 18 new deaths, highest daily fatalities

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Malaysian health authorities reported 3,631 new coronavirus cases on Friday with 18 new deaths, its highest daily fatalities so far.

That brings total infections in the Southeast Asian country to 176,180 cases and 660 total deaths.

On Thursday, Malaysia extended restrictions on movement in the capital Kuala Lumpur and five states until Feb. 4 to combat a surge in coronavirus infections, effectively putting most of the country under lockdown.

Reporting by Mei Mei Chu; Editing by Catherine Evans

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