(Updated) Three fatalities raise Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 133

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, Sept 23: Malaysia recorded three fatalities due to Covid-19 today.

Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement revealed the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country now stands at 133.

“The 131st death was a 48-year-old Indonesian woman with diabetes and high blood pressure. She began experiencing symptoms of weakness, vomiting, cough and fever on Sept 14. She was brought to Tawau hospital, Sabah on the same day.  On Sept 18, she became semi-conscious and her condition deteriorated. She was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Sept 19 and died on on the same day at 10.20pm. Her Covid-19 test result was positive on Sept 22.

“The 132nd death case was a 54-year-old Malaysian man. He was treated at  Semporna Hospital, Sabah on Sept 18 for fever, cough and shortness of breath. Covid-19 swab test made on him. His health began to deteriorate and referred to Tawau Hospital on Sept 20 where he was admitted into ICU. He died on Sept 22 at 6.55pm.  On the same day, his Covid-19 swab test result was positive,” Dr Noor Hisham disclosed.

The 133rd death case was 72-year-old Malaysian man with stroke. He was identified as a close contact to the 127th death case from Tawar Cluster.


The man showed no symptoms but was positive Covid-19 on Aug 19 and admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar.

His condition began to deteriorate and he died on September 23 at 3.40am.

He disclosed that the number of new Covid-19 cases has jumped to three figures with 147 recorded today, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 10,505 since the outbreak began.

The ministry also announced there was a new cluster identified as Udin Cluster in Sabah.

Local transmissions accounted for 143 cases, involving 119 Malaysians and 24 foreigners, while the remaining four were imported cases comprising three Malaysians and one foreigner.

“Sabah reported the most, with 134 cases, followed by Kedah (5), Kuala Lumpur (5) Selangor (2) and Kelantan (1),” Dr Noor Hisham revealed.

Meanwhile, 39 patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, bringing the rate of recovery to 9,602 cases.

Eight patients are currently being treated in Intensive Care Units including two requiring ventilator support. — DayakDaily