Covid-19: 19th death in Malaysia

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Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 at the Ministry of Health in Putrajaya. PIX: AFIQ RAZALI / MalaysiaGazette / 25 MARCH 2020 covid-19 death
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 at the Ministry of Health in Putrajaya. PIX: AFIQ RAZALI / MalaysiaGazette / 25 MARCH 2020

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that four Covid-19 deaths were reported to the Crisis Preparedness Response Centre (CRPC) today.

The number turned the cumulative death of Covid-19 to 19 cases.

“The 16th death is the 1,334 case involving a 75 year-old local male who had history of chronic diseases.

“He was transferred from the Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on 18 March before his health deteriorated and was given respiratory aid. He was pronounced dead at 7.40pm last night,” he said during a news conference today.

Noor Hisham added, the 1,251st case had recorded as the 17th death, involving a 66 year-old male who was suspected to have contact with a Covid-19 patient.

“The patient was treated at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar, Johor on 20 March and his health deteriorated before he was pronounced dead at 4.10 am this morning,” he said.

Noor Hisham also said that the 18th Covid-19 death involving a 56 year-old man had medical history of chronic disease.

“The patient was treated at the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor on 20 March and he was pronounced dead at 2.00 am three days later,” he said.

The latest case which marked the 19th death was the 1,246th Covid-19 positive case. She was a 68 year-old woman.

She was treated at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Johor on 19 March. She was given respiratory support before she passed away at 12.53 am today.

According to Noor Hisham, the number of patients being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has recorded a drop today in comparison to yesterday.

“As of now, 45 Covid-19 patients are still being treated at the ICU and 34 of them required respiratory support,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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