At least 170 new cases of the coronavirus reported in Malaysia, the country’s health chief said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,987.

At least five people died in a day which rose the tally to 82, Malaysia’s Health Director General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told a news conference.

The health official revealed that most of the fatalities, accounting for more than 30%, were among those who attended the Seri Petaling assembly in February.

“More than 50% of those who died of COVID-19 were aged 60 and above, the high-risk group,” he added.

Abdullah, himself a

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