172 New Covid & 19 Death Cases : 47 Medical Workers Tested Positive For Covid-19 After Going To Same Weddings As Tabligh Attendees - 1,796 Cases - The Coverage
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172 New Covid & 19 Death Cases : 47 Medical Workers Tested Positive For Covid-19 After Going To Same Weddings As Tabligh Attendees – 1,796 Cases

Of the 73 health workers who tested positive for Covid-19, 47 had attended weddings where those from the tabligh cluster were present.

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the rest had a history of overseas travel or close contact with those infected.

“Health workers and frontliners are urged to inform their respective department heads if they have had close contact with any of the participants who attended the (tabligh) gathering in Sri Petaling or a wedding in Bangi on March 6 or a wedding in Putrajaya on March 7,” he told a press conference in Putrajaya today.

The wedding incident had caused Covid-19 infections among medical staff in five hospitals, the worst hit being Teluk Intan Hospital.

The Health Ministry estimated that 14,500 Malaysians attended the tabligh gathering at a mosque last month.

Of the Covid-19 cases currently, 1,057 of the 1,796 cases are linked to this cluster.

Meanwhile, Noor Hisham said 1,895 health workers who deal with Covid-19 patients have undergone screening.

Of this number, 1,167 have tested negative while 708 are awaiting results.

There have been no cases of health workers catching the virus while treating patients.

Health Ministry: 172 new Covid-19 cases, death toll now 19 (updated)

Four deaths and 172 new Covid-19 cases have been reported, bringing it to a total of 19 fatalities and 1,796 cases as of noon Wednesday (March 25), says Health Ministry director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

In a press conference, he said there were 16 Covid-19 patients discharged, bringing the total to 199 recoveries.

Of the 172 new cases, a total of 71 cases were linked to the tabligh gathering at Masjid Jamek, Sri Petaling.

About two-third of all cases have been linked to this gathering.

Noor Hisham said that they were still investigating the other 101 new cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said that a total of 45 cases were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 34 of those cases needing ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham added three of the new reported deaths were elderly males with a history of chronic diseases and the fourth was a 68-year-old woman.

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