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Malaysia reports 106 new coronavirus cases; total at 1,624

FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective masks show a placard to a driver at a roadblock set up to enforce movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,624, with 15 deaths.

The Ministry of Health said 43 of the new cases were linked to a mass religious gathering, which has already been connected to more than 60% of the total infections in the country.

Malaysia has reported the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Alison Williams