Malaysia reports 106 new coronavirus cases; total at 1,624
March 24, 2020 03:23 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective masks show a placard to a driver at a roadblock set up to enforce movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24: Malaysia reported 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,624, with 15 deaths.
The Ministry of Health said 43 of the new cases were linked to a mass religious gathering, which has already been connected to more than 60% of the total infections in the country.
Malaysia has reported the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia.