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243 Malaysians From The KL Tabligh Assembly Have Now Tested Positive For COVID-19

With 190 new cases in a day, Malaysia had its highest ever jump in COVID-19 cases.

Cover image via KKM Putrajaya & Noor Hisham Abdullah

A total of 190 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Sunday

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), most of these new cases are linked to the cluster cases to a four-day ijtimak tabligh gathering that was held at Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.

The religious gathering was attended by over 14,500 Malaysians.

With the new cases recorded on Sunday, 15 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now reached 243. Previously, the number was 77.

MOH added that tracking of tabligh assembly members is still ongoing and urged all those who had attended the religious gathering to contact the District Health Officer for further action.

The total number of cases in the country is now 428

Out of which, 42 patients have made full recovery and were discharged from hospitals.

Meanwhile, nine patients are currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Today's increase in the numbers is the highest ever jump in COVID-19 cases in the country. Previously, the highest one-day spike on record in Malaysia was of 41 cases that were recorded on Saturday.

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Editor's Note: This breaking news story has been updated with latest numbers.