Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 24

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, March 27: A 35-year-old man with a travel history to Indonesia is the latest patient who died of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his social media posting this morning, the Malaysian died at Kuala Lumpur Hopsital at 9.30pm yesterday.

According to the Crisis Preparedness Response Centre (CPRC), the latest casualty is the nation’s 24 fatality due to Covid-19.

“The 24th case of death (1,056th positive case) is a 35-year-old Malaysian citizen. He has a history of trip to Indonesia in early March.

“He has shown (Covid-19) symptomatic five days before being admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital on March 18. The result of the Covid-19 confirmation test was found positive on March 20.

“His health condition worsened day by day and passed away on March 26, at 9.30pm,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

As of 5pm yesterday, the Health Ministry reported 235 new Covid-19 cases, taking the national total to 2,031 and the highest in Southeast Asia.

About 60 of new cases are related to the religious gathering at Sri Petaling Mosque.

Sixteen patients have recently been discharged, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Malaysia to 215. — DayakDaily