Malaysia reports 134 new coronavirus cases; Philippines says 284 more infected, 18 new deaths

Malaysia is seeing a plateau in the number of new infections reported over the past 10 days.
Malaysia is seeing a plateau in the number of new infections reported over the past 10 days.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysian health authorities on Monday (April 13) reported 134 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative total to 4,817 as South-east Asia's third-largest economy sees a plateau in the number of new infections reported over the past 10 days.

The authorities also reported one new death, a participant at a religious gathering that was responsible for more than a third of the total confirmed cases in the country, bringing the total number of fatalities to 77.

Malaysia had the highest number of confirmed cases in the region until Monday, when the Philippines reported a cumulative total of 4,932 cases.

The Philippine health ministry on Monday also reported 18 new coronavirus deaths and 284 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said total deaths have reached 315, adding 45 patients have recovered, bringing the total to 242.