Covid-19: 117 new cases today, total 790

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By S. Harrish

ANOTHER 117 new Covid-19 cases were reported as of 12pm today, making it a total of 790 positive cases in the country.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said 80 of today’s cases were related to the tabligh gathering cluster from the Seri Petaling mosque.

He said in a statement that 11 patients have recovered and sent home, making it a total of 60 discharged patients so far.

Fifteen patients are warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), requiring respirators.

He also reminded the public that anyone who broke the conditions of the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) could be fined RM1,000, jailed up to six months or both.

Dr Adham said that during the RMO, no visitors will be allowed at all hospital wards except for emergency and urgent cases.

Only one companion is allowed for clinic appointments except for child patients, those who need help or emergency cases.