Of the six deaths, three were reported on Saturday. <small> Cover image via Twitter @KKMPutrajaya </small>
At least six Malaysians have died from the coronavirus disease
As of Saturday, 21 March, a total of 1,183 cases were reported in the country, out of which six deaths have been reported, according to Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Of the six deaths, three were reported today.
A 50-year-old man who had attended the four-day tabligh gathering at Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur was the fourth person to die today. He was warded in Melaka on 12 March.
A 79-year-old mother and her 40-year-old daughter are the fifth and sixth person to die in Sarawak.
In addition to that, a total of 153 new cases were recorded today
This marks the seventh consecutive day of three-digit increase in COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 1,183. On 20 March, a total of 130 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country.
27 patients made a full recovery today, bring the total number of the recovered patient to 114.
Of the 153 new cases, 90 are linked to the cluster cases from the tabligh gathering at Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The religious gathering was attended by over 14,500 Malaysians.
Meanwhile, during a press conference in Putrajaya today, the Health director-general warned of a rise in new cases next week
He urged the remaining tabligh members to come for screening.</p> <blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">We expect the number of cases to rise next week and urge the tabligh members involved to come for screening. Patients' identities cannot be revealed without their permission. - DG of Health @DGHisham pic.twitter.com/wEFPFhjnqh</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 21, 2020</blockquote>
He previously warned that Malaysia might likely end up like Italy:
On the other hand, Dr Adham has made a claim, albeit a misleading one, that drinking warm water can kill the virus that causes COVID-19:
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