Malaysia’s second Covid-19 fatality recorded in Johor

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KUCHING, March 17: Malaysia recorded its second Covid-19 fatality, this time in Johor, after the first death was reported in Sarawak, today.

The announcement was made by Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba at 5pm.

“The victim, patient 178 was a 34-year-old Malaysian who attended a religious gathering at Seri Petaling Mosque. He started having fever on March 5 and received treatment at Permai Hospital, Johor Bahru on March 12 after he was diagnosed Covid-19 positive.

“His condition began to deteriorate and was later admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),” Adham disclosed in a statement.

Another victim, patient 358, died at Sarawak General Hospital earlier today.

Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported 120 new positive cases today, bringing the total number of cases so far to 673.

Base on initial investigations, 95 of the 120 new cases were traced to the religious gathering at Seri Petaling Mosque cluster group.

To date, 12 positif Covid-19 cases are still being treated in the ICU. — DayakDaily