74 of the new cases are linked to the cluster cases from the tabligh gathering. <small> Cover image via Bernama </small>
A total of 123 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, 22 March
This marks the eighth consecutive day of three-digit increase in COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 1306. On 21 March, a total of 153 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country.
25 patients made a full recovery today, bring the total number of the recovered patient to 139.
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="in">Terkini, 25 kes telah pulih dan dibenarkan discaj pd 22 Mac 2020. Jumlah kumulatif kes pulih sepenuhnya sebanyak 139 kes.Terdapat 123 kes baru dilaporkan, menjadikan jumlah kes positif #COVID19 meningkat 1,306. - @DGHisham</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 22, 2020</blockquote>
Of the 123 new cases, 74 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.
With the new cases recorded today, 21 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now gone past 750.
Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the rest 49 were from other clusters and were still being investigated for clarity.
He added that so far 46 positive cases are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Meanwhile, two more people died today, bringing the number to 10
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">#COVID19 The number of deaths in Malaysia is now 10, with the latest a 74 year old local man from the tabligh cluster. He was warded at Penang Hospital on Mar 13, and died 4.05pm today, Mar 22.</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 22, 2020</blockquote>
Watch Dr Noor Hisham’s press conference here:
Prior to this, MOH had announced that the ninth person to die is the first case of COVID-19 death among its medical staff:
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