57-year-old MoH staff is 35th Covid-19 fatality

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, March 28: A 57-year old woman has became the latest Covid-19 casualty in Malaysia.

The latest fatality has brought the cumulative number of Covid-19 deaths to 35, on top of the seven casualties announced earlier today.

Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah in a social media post earlier this evening revealed the woman had a history of travelling to Indonesia.

“She is the 1,952nd positive case of Covid-19 and began to exhibit symptoms five days before being admitted to Putrajaya Hospital on March 17.

“She was later transferred to Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital. She tested positive for Covid-19 on March 18.

“Her health condition deteriorated and she was pronounced dead today at 4pm,” Dr Noor Hisham disclosed.

Meanwhile, in a separate post on social media, Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba revealed the woman was an administrative assistant with the Ministry of Health.

Earlier, during a press conference Dr Noor Hisham said there were seven new cases of death as of noon today.

He revealed that most of the victims had a history of chronic disease and the fatality rate has increased because they were late in seeking treatment. — DayakDaily