Inspector-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia. PIX: AFIQ RAZALI / MalaysiaGazette / 25 MARCH 2020
Inspector-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia. PIX: AFIQ RAZALI / MalaysiaGazette / 25 MARCH 2020

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced four more Covid-19 deaths today.

According to the Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the first death today is the 780th case, a 76 year-old Malaysian man who marked the 20th Covid-19 death.

“He was a participant of the tabligh convention in Seri Petaling. He was treated at the Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital in Kelantan since 18 March. He was pronounced dead on 25 March, 4.35 pm,” he said in a news conferece at the MOH today.

The second death today was the 1588th case involving a 63 year-old Malaysian man.

The victim was also an attendee of the Seri Petaling convention. He was treated at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Kedah since 23 March. He was pronounced dead on 26 March 2020 at 4.00 am.

“The 22nd death was the 1797th case. A 48 year-old Malaysian man. He had history of chronic diseases. He also attended the Seri Petaling assembly and had close contact with a Covid-19 positive case who attended the same convention.

“He was treated at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Johor and was pronounced dead on 23 March 2020 at 8.15pm,” he said.

The 23rd case involved a 62 year-old Malaysian from Kajang. The victim had medical history of chronic disease and received treatment at the Raja Perempuan Bainun Hospital in Ipoh, Perak beginning 23 March 2020. He was pronounced dead on 25 March 2020, 12.37 pm.

“The 23rd death case is still under investigation if he had any connection with the Covid-19 cluster,” Noor Hisham said.

Meanwhile, he said that a total of 235 new Covid-19 cases were reported today compared to 172 cases yesterday, turning the total tally of Covid-19 positive cases to 2,031.

Noor Hisham also said that 16 cases have recovered and discharged, thus, a total of 215 cases have recovered from Covid-19.

“As of now, a total of 45 Covid-19 positive cases are still being treated at the intensive care unit and from that amount, 32 cases required respiratory support,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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