Malaysia on Wednesday reported four more deaths and 172 new cases of coronavirus, health officials said.

With new cases, country’s death toll due to the deadly infection, known as COVID-19, rose to 19 while those confirmed positive of the virus rose to 1,796, country’s Health Ministry director-general Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a live news conference, the daily Star reported.

Malaysia’s defense minister also said that a retired Lt. Col. of the armed forces died of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday.

The deceased was admitted to Tuanku Mizan Armed Forces Hospital in Kuala Lumpur on March 16, and confirmed

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