Covid-19: Malaysia now the worst-affected country

Staggering 190 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia; tally at 428

(NST) – Malaysia confirmed 190 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases on Sunday, raising the tally of infections in the country to 428.

It is the highest single-day increase in cases on record since the outbreak began on Jan 25.

According to a statement by the Health Ministry, a majority of the new cases are linked to the tabligh gathering at the Seri Petaling mosque on Feb 28.

The new Covid-19 tally makes Malaysia the worst-affected country by the virus by far in Southeast Asia.