Malaysia reports 4,029 new coronavirus cases, highest daily count

Soldier enforces lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 4,029 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest daily increase recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic, bringing the total number of infections to 155,095.

The health ministry also reported eight new deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 594.

(Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)