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

This comes after 41 new cases were recorded today, 14 March.

Cover image via Noor Hisham Abdullah/Facebook & Harian Metro

A total of 41 new COVID-19 cases have just been reported in Malaysia

Most of the new cases are linked to the cluster cases to a four-day ijtimak tabligh gathering that was held at Jamek Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur between 27 February to 1 March.

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

With the new cases recorded today, 14 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Malaysians from the tabligh gathering has now reached 77. Previously, the number was 40.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the 41 new cases are now Malaysia's highest one-day spike on record

"Of the 41, 37 cases are patient under investigation (PUI), and four are close contact cases. As of 14 March, 1,321 samples from influenza-like-illnesses and severe acute respiratory infections have been tested, and three samples tested positive," he said, as reported by New Straits Times.

Previously, the highest one-day spike on record in Malaysia was of 39 cases that were recorded on Friday.

This brings the total number of cases to 238 with 35 recoveries

As of today, there are a total of 203 active cases with five in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Meanwhile, MOH also announced that 1,000 new housemen will be deployed at public hospitals nationwide starting Monday, 16 March:

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Editor's Note: This breaking news story's numbers have been updated.

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