Malaysia found 212 new cases of coronavirus, the largest figure in a single day in the country, taking the total number of cases to 1,518, local media reported Monday.

Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, director-general of health, said that as of Monday noon, 212 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, according to daily Star.

He said four more people have died due to the virus, bringing the death toll in the country to 14.

Most of the new cases were linked to a mass religious gathering held at Seri Petaling, he said.

Meanwhile, local authorities will distribute two million face masks

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