KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Bernama)— Malaysia recorded its 17th Covid-19 death today when a 66-year-old Malaysian died at Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar Johor.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today the Case of No. 1,251 had a history of several chronic illnesses as reported by the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC).

Dr Noor Hisham said the patient had started showing symptoms a week before being admitted to Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital, Muar on March 20.

The patient had been so so critical as to require emergency breathing support upon admission at the hospital’s Emergency Department that same day.

“The patient was positively diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 21, 2020. The patient’s health deteriorated day by day and passed away on March 25, 2020 at 4.10am. The cause of the case’s Covid-19 infection is still under investigation,” he said in a statement today.


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