[JUST IN] 110 New COVID-19 Cases Marks The 5th Consecutive Day Of 3-Digit Increase

The cumulative total of cases has now reached 900 in the country.

Cover image via Mukhriz Hazim/Malaysiakini

A total of 110 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, 19 March

This marks the fifth consecutive day of three-digit increase in COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 900. Yesterday, 18 March, a total of 117 new COVID-19 cases were recorded.

Of the 110 new cases, 63 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, 19 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now reached 576. Previously, the number was 513.

Out of the 14,500 Malaysians from the tabligh assembly, some 4,000 have yet to come forward, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri announced today.

"I understand there are concerns about the tabligh group as there are still those who cannot be traced, around 4,000 people couldn't be traced," he was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.

"The police have made the decision to trace them on their own."

The number of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has gone to 20

"I wish to inform there are 20 COVID-19 patients who are being treated in the intensive care unit and require breathing aid," Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said in a press conference today.

Additionally, 15 patients have made full recovery and were discharged, bringing the tally to 75.

Here's a tally of cases in each state around the country

On Tuesday, Malaysia recorded its first two coronavirus-related deaths:

Earlier, the Health director-general warned that Malaysia has "only a small window of opportunity" to stop the rapid spread of the virus:

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