March 22, 2020 / 9:53 AM / 11 days ago

Malaysia reports 123 new coronavirus cases, total at 1,306

A woman wearing protective mask and gloves, uses her phone in a Mass Rapid Transit train, during the movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 123 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total to 1,306 cases, with 10 deaths.

The health ministry said 34 of the new cases were linked to a religious gathering held late last month.

Malaysia has the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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