71 of the new cases are linked to the KL tabligh cluster while the rest are under investigation. <small> Cover image via Bernama </small>
A total of 172 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, 25 March
This marks the eleventh consecutive day of three-digit increase in COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 1,796. On 24 March, a total of 106 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country.
16 patients made a full recovery today, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 199.
Of the 172 new cases, 71 are linked to the cluster 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, 25 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now gone past 1,000.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 73 healthcare workers also tested positive. Out of which, 47 are associated with a wedding, which had guests from the KL tabligh cluster.
Of the infected medical staff, 37 are from Teluk Intan Hospital in Perak and the rest are from the other hospitals.
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="in">73 anggota kesihatan KKM positif #COVID19, punca jangkitan bukan disebabkan pengendalian pesakit di fasiliti kesihatan KKM. 47 kes berkaitan majlis perkahwinan yang turut dihadiri peserta perhimpunan tabligh. Lain-lain - sejarah ke luar negara dan kontak rapat pesakit.</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 25, 2020</blockquote>
Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 19
Of the 19 deaths, two were reported today by Dr Noor Hisham during his press conference.
The 18th death is a 56-year-old COVID-19 patient who had a chronic illness. He was treated at Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor on 20 March and died on 23 March.
A 68-year-old Malaysian citizen, who was admitted to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital, Johor on 19 March and required breathing assistance, died today, 25 March. She became the 19th person to die of COVID-19.
Prior to this, a 66-year-old man died from the virus at 4.10am 25 March.
“The 17th death was a 66-year-old Malaysian citizen who has a history of several chronic diseases,” he said, adding that the victim was admitted to Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar on 20 March.
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