Since 14 March, there has been a steady rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. As of today, 19 March, there are 790 cases.
Just yesterday, 18 March, a total of 117 new COVID-19 cases were recorded.
Almost all the new cases are linked to a cluster from the ijtimak tabligh gathering that was held at the Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur during the last week of February.
The religious gathering was attended by over 14,500 Malaysians out of the 16,000 total attendees from around the world, according to Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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