Sri Petaling tabligh cluster expands, Nor Hisham urges attendees to report to MoH

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): The Ministry of Health (MoH) reveals that a total of 1,545 infections are related to the tabligh assembly at Sri Petaling Mosque, which account for 44.36% of the country's tally.

Health Ministry Director-General Datuk Dr Nor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that the Sri Petaling tabligh assembly is the biggest cluster so far, with several generations of infections, for instance family members of the attendees at the assembly, people with close contacts and tahfiz schools.

Once again, Nor Hisham urged those who attended the tabligh assembly or individuals who have close contact with the attendees to report to or contact a nearby MoH district office.

The MoH will work with all parties to make sure all individuals who have close contact with the high-risk group are tested, he added.

Nor Hisham stressed that the coming two weeks will be a critical period in which cooperation and efforts from all parties are essential to ensure the country contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

The MoH this afternoon announced 150 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally to 3,483 in Malaysia, which remains the highest in Asean and the fifth in Asia.

The total number of recoveries climbed to 915, slightly more than a quarter of the total number of infections as of noon today, as 88 patients have recovered and have been discharged.

The country's death toll rose to 57, with four new cases.

MoH revealed that 99 patients are now under intensive care, of whom 50 are on respiratory assistance.

A total of 49,570 people have been tested for Covid-19 infections, of whom 8,647 are currently waiting for the results, while 37,440 are confirmed negative.

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