Malaysia Records 130 New COVID-19 Cases As Death Toll Rises To 26

The number of patients in ICU climbed to 54. Out of which, 34 are on respiratory assistance.

Cover image via Choo Choy May/Malay Mail

A total of 130 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, 27 March

This marks the thirteenth consecutive day of three-digit increase in COVID-19 cases.

The cumulative total now stands at 2,161.

On Thursday, 26 March, the largest increase in new cases was recorded at 235.

44 patients made a full recovery today, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 259.

The death toll climbed to 26

The 26th death is Case 1,321. The patient was a 53-year-old Malaysian, who was a close contact to Case 1,309. He was treated at Hospital Sungai Buloh on 22 March and died at 10.30am today, 27 March.

The 25th death is Case 2,032. The patient was an 83-year-old Malaysian man.

He had a history of chronic illness and was treated at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital on 25 March and died at 6.55pm yesterday, 26 March.

A 35-year-old Malaysian who died on Thursday night was the 24th COVID-19 fatality in the country.

Kluang district recorded 88 cases

Dr Noor Hisham said that according to the Ministry of Health's early investigations, there are four clusters in Kampung Dato' Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato' Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Kluang.

It involves four individuals who attended the tabligh gathering and attended a kenduri in the two areas.

Five "generations" of positive COVID-19 cases are now linked to the tabligh gathering that was attended by over 14,500 Malaysians

Bernama reported that from the tabligh cluster, over 700 cases infected their families and the family members, in turn, infected their neighbours who then spread the virus to their friends and so on.

"Every person who infect another individual... there are five generations," the Health D-G said.

More than half of the 24 deaths linked to the virus so far are also linked to the tabligh cluster.

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