This comes after 41 new cases were recorded today, 14 March. <small> Cover image via Noor Hisham Abdullah/Facebook Harian Metro </small>
A total of 41 new COVID-19 cases have just been reported in Malaysia
Most of the new cases are linked to the cluster cases to a four-day <i>ijtimak tabligh</i> gathering that was held at Jamek Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur between 27 February to 1 March.
The religious gathering was attended by over 14,500 Malaysians.
With the new cases recorded today, 14 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now gone above 70. Previously, the number was 40.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the 41 new cases are now Malaysia’s highest one-day spike on record
"Of the 41, 37 cases are patient under investigation (PUI), and four are close contact cases. As of 14 March, 1,321 samples from influenza-like-illnesses and severe acute respiratory infections have been tested, and three samples tested positive," he said, as reported by New Straits Times.
Previously, the highest one-day spike on record in Malaysia was of 39 cases that were recorded on Friday.
This brings the total number of cases to 238 with 35 recoveries
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">41 new #COVID19 cases reported in Malaysia, Mar 14. This brings the total of cases to 238 including 35 recoveries.Most of the new cases are linked to the cluster cases from the Sri Petaling gathering. Official statement to be released.</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 14, 2020</blockquote> As of today, there are a total of 203 active cases with five in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).<br></br></p>
Meanwhile, MOH also announced that 1,000 new housemen will be deployed at public hospitals nationwide starting Monday, 16 March:
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<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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