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66-year-old dies from Covid-19 infection, death toll now at 17

25 Mar 2020 / 12:27 H.

PETALING JAYA: A 66 year-old is the latest casualty in the Covid-19 outbreak which has already claimed 16 lives in Malaysia.

Health Director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed the matter on his Facebook page further sharing that the victim has a history of several chronic illnesses.

“The person started exhibiting symptoms a week before admission at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist hospital in Muar, Johor Baru on March 20.

“The person’s condition was critical upon arrival at the Emergency Department of the hospital and needed breathing aid on the same day.

“ The victim was then tested positive for Covid-19 on March 21. Following this the victim’s health deteriorated day by day until passing away earlier today at 4.10am.

“The cause of the infection is still under investigation.” he said adding that the curent number of deaths in Malaysia is now 17.

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