Covid-19: One more death, total 21

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Picture for representational purposes only. A healthcare worker from the Ministry of Health keeps the sample obtained from a foreign worker during a Covid-19 health screening held at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 24 MARCH 2020.

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has recorded another Covid-19 pandemic death making the death toll rises to 21.

Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the victim was a 63 year-old Malaysian who attended the tabligh convention at the Sri Petaling Mosque.

Besides that, he said that the victim had medical history of chronic disease and he passed away when he was being treated at the National Crisis Preparedness Response Centre (CRPC).

“The 21st death (1588th case) is a 63 year-old Malaysian with medical history of chronic disease. The victim was a participant of the tabligh convention in Sri Petaling Mosque.

“He started having symptoms and went for a screening on 22 March 2020. He was tested positive of Covid-19 and was admitted to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar on 23 March 2020.

“His health condition deteriorated during treatment and he was pronounced dead on 26 March 2020, 4.00 am.

“MOH extends our condolence to the family of the patient,” he said in a Facebook post. -MalaysiaGazette

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