Malaysia reports 123 new COVID-19 cases; national death toll at 10

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Sunday (Mar 22) reported 123 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 1,306. 

Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah also confirmed that two patients had died on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 10. 

The ninth death was 48-year-old man with a travel history to Turkey. The doctor, known as Case 890, was admitted to Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Kangar on Mar 17. 

The latest death, a 74-year-old Malaysian man, was linked to the tabligh (religious) gathering at the Sri Petaling mosque. 

He was admitted to Hospital Pulau Pinang on Mar 13 and given ventilation support before his condition deteriorated, Dr Noor Hisham said. 

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