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Covid-19 (May 27) - 7,857 new cases, record number in Kelantan
Published:  May 27, 2021 7:25 AM
Updated: 12:06 PM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 7,857 new Covid-19 cases today with no sign of things getting better anywhere in the country.

This is the highest number of new daily cases ever. During the 14 days prior, the average daily new cases was 5,778.

The number of patients requiring intensive care has now reached 771 which is 60 percent higher than the 14 days prior. 

This figure does not include those in intensive care who are suspected to have Covid-19 and are awaiting test results.

Active Covid-19 cases and patients requiring ventilator support are also at an all-time high.

  • Active cases: 69,408
  • Patients in ICU: 771
  • Intubated: 392

Breakdown by states

  • Selangor (2,675)
  • Sarawak (772)
  • Kelantan (754)
  • Kuala Lumpur (561)
  • Johor (549)
  • Kedah (441)
  • Penang (365)
  • Negeri Sembilan (353)
  • Terengganu (282)
  • Pahang (238)
  • Malacca (234)
  • Perak (228)
  • Sabah (217)
  • Labuan (170)
  • Putrajaya (12)
  • Perlis (6)

Kelantan (754) reported a new high today while tiny Labuan (170) reported its second-highest number of new cases on record.

In Selangor (2,675), approximately one in seven individuals tested positive only after reporting symptoms. 

There were 39 people in Selangor who voluntarily subjected themselves to testing.

As of last night, the R-naught for the country stood at 1.20 for the second day in a row. An R-naught of more than 1.00 suggests that the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating.

Currently, every state and territory in the country has an R-naught of more than 1.00.

Deaths

Another 59 deaths were reported today, bringing the national death toll to 2,491. 

Selangor reported the highest number of deaths (19), followed by Sarawak (9), Johor (7), Kuala Lumpur (6), Kelantan (5), Negeri Sembilan (4), Penang (3), Kedah (2), Sabah (1), Malacca (1), Perak (1), and Terengganu (1).

Two of the youngest victims were both 33-year-old females. 

For a detailed breakdown of the reported deaths today, please refer to our Covid-19 tracker site.

Clusters

The Health Ministry said it is currently monitoring 604 active Covid-19 clusters. This is the highest number of active clusters so far.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the number of workplace clusters was worrying. Most of these workplace clusters involve factories (46 percent) followed by the service industry (20 percent).

In view of this, Noor Hisham said the Health Ministry was supportive of the International Trade and Industry Ministry's "[email protected]" initiative which requires factories to set up emergency Covid-19 teams, scheduled sanitisation works and ensuring safe housing for workers.

The Health Ministry classified another 20 new clusters today, which included eight community clusters and seven workplace clusters.

Jalan Pinang 39 cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 16 out of 95 screened

Jalan Wawasan Tanjung cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Kota Tinggi and Johor Bahru
Total infected: 16 out of 98 screened

Serom Lima cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Tangkak
Total infected: 19 out of 71 screened

Jalan Rusa Waha cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Kota Tinggi and Johor Bahru
Total infected: 23 out of 195 screened

Sri Sentosa cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Bachok
Total infected: 24 out of 94 screened

Telok Kemunting cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Bachok
Total infected: 19 out of 35 screened

Kampung Banggol Petaling cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Pasir Mas
Total infected: 21 out of 44 screened

Desa Ranggu cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Tawau
Total infected: 18 out of 63 screened

Beg Berkunci cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Hulu Selangor
Total infected: 12 out of 55 screened

Persiaran Kuala 2 cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Petaling, Klang, Gombak and Kuala Langat
Total infected: 32 out of 2,804 screened

Selumit cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Sibu and Tanjung Manis
Total infected: 19 out of 91 screened

Sri Mahang cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu and Pasir Puteh
Total infected: 24 out of 77 screened

Jalan Tahana Industri cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 6 out of 123 screened

Taman Shamelin cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Cheras
Total infected: 31 out of 61 screened

Batu Sepuluh Jalan Gambang cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Kuantan
Total infected: 7 out of 140 screened

Tebuk Binjai cluster
Category: Religious event
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sabak Bernam
Total infected: 14 out of 71 screened

Jalan Syawal cluster
Category: Religious event
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Jerantut
Total infected: 10 out of 20 screened

Jalan Cenderawasih cluster
Category: Religious event
State(s): Perak
District(s): Kinta and Kuala Kangsar
Total infected: 80 out of 230 screened

DTI Tanah Merah cluster
Category: Detention Centre
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Tanah Merah
Total infected: 105 out of 372 screened

Jalan Kolej Yayasan cluster
Category: Private educational institute
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Alor Gajah
Total infected: 16 out of 56 screened


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