Staff from the Ministry of Health run Covid-19 screening test at the Sri Petaling Mosque.
Staff from the Ministry of Health run Covid-19 screening test at the Sri Petaling Mosque.

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian man who attended the tabligh convention at the Sri Petaling Mosque has become the second death toll of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The 34-year-old victim who is also the 178th case started to suffer symptoms of fever since 5 March 2020.

He was treated at the Permai Hospital in Johor Bahru on 12 March 2020 after being tested positive of Covid-19.

“His condition deteriorated and he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. He was pronounced dead on 17 March 2020,” said the Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba in a statement.

This is the second Covid-19 death after the first case in Sarawak where the victim was the 358th case who received treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital. He was a pastor at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kuching.

According to a statement, the State Health Department is in the process of identifying the source of his infection.

Both deaths were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response, Ministry of Health today. -MalaysiaGazette

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