PUTRAJAYA: Four new Covid-19 related fatalities were recorded as at noon today, bringing the death toll in Malaysia to 23.
The Health Ministry said 235 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded, bringing the number to 2,031.
Of the new cases, 60 of the patients were linked the tabligh cluster, while the remaining are still being investigated.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a total of 45 postive were being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 32 of them placed under ventilator support.
"We would like to express our condolences to the families of the patients," he told a press conference, here, today.
Dr Noor Hisham said the 20th death, or case 780 was a 76-year-old Malaysian man who participated in the tabligh gathering in Seri Petaling and treated at the Sultan Ismail Petra, Kelantan from March 18.
"He was pronounced dead on March 25 at 4.35pm.
"The 21st death, Case 1,588, was a Malaysian man aged 63 who was also an attendee of the tabligh gathering," he said, adding that the patient, who was admitted to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Kedah, was pronounced dead at 4am today.
The 22nd death involved a 48-year-old man, Case 1,797, who had also attended the tabligh gathering and admitted to Enche' Besar Hajjah Kalsom Hospital in Johor.
"He was pronounced dead on March 23 at 8.15pm.
"The 23rd death, Case 1,840 was a Malaysian man from Kajang, with chronic illnesses background.
"He was treated at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, Ipoh from March 23 and pronounced dead at 12.47pm on March 25," said Dr Noor Hisham.