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