It is the highest ever jump in COVID-19 cases in the country in a day. <small> Cover image via KKM Putrajaya Noor Hisham Abdullah </small>
A total of 190 new COVID-19 cases have just been reported in Malaysia
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), most of these new cases are linked to the cluster cases to a four-day <i>ijtimak tabligh</i> gathering that was held at Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.
The religious gathering was attended by over 14,500 Malaysians.
With the new cases recorded today, 15 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now crossed 170. Previously, the number was 77.
MOH added that tracking of tabligh assembly members is still ongoing and urged all those who had attended the religious gathering to contact the District Health Officer for further action.
The total number of cases in the country is now 428
Out of which, 42 patients have made full recovery and were discharged from hospitals.
Meanwhile, nine patients are currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Today’s increase in the numbers is the highest ever jump in COVID-19 cases in the country. Previously, the highest one-day spike on record in Malaysia was of 41 cases that were recorded on Saturday.
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="in">7 kes positif sebelum ini telah pulih sepenuhnya dan dibenarkan discaj dari wad. Dengan ini, jumlah yg sembuh dan discaj adalah 42 kes.Sehingga 12pm, terdapat 190 kes baru positif #COVID19. Ini menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes di Malaysia sebanyak 428 kes. pic.twitter.com/qHvUYaWosW</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 15, 2020</blockquote> <p><i>Editor's Note: This is a breaking news story. Numbers will be updated as the situation becomes clearer.</i></p>
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