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Covid 19: Malaysia reports more deaths, bringing death toll to 8

Covid 19: Malaysia reports more deaths, bringing death toll to 8

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported its fifth and sixth fatalities related to COVID-19 on Saturday (Mar 21), hours after the fourth fatality was announced today.

The victims, a 79-year-old mother and her 40-year-old daughter, were both from Kuching.

In a media statement released by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, the mother died at a private medical centre at 2am on Mar 18, while the daughter died at the Sarawak General Hospital at 1pm.

It is also identified a close contact with them had also tested positive for COVID-19 is warded and currently on life support at the Sarawak General Hospital.

The seventh death case involving 57year-old Malaysian citizen with a history of travel to Vietnam and contacts with COVID-19 positive cases from the tabligh cluster. He was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on March 18, 2020 after a week of fever, cough and sore throat. His health deteriorated and he needed respiratory help the next day. He was pronounced dead at 3.22pm today.

Meanwhile the eighth case reports 69years old Malaysian citizen from tabligh cluster. She was admitted to Tumpat Hospital on March 16, 2020 after having symptoms of fever since March 12, 2020. She was transferred to the King’s Hospital of Zainab II, Kota Bharu on March 18, 2020 after a deteriorating health condition and later needed respiratory assistance the next day. He was pronounced dead at 4:00 pm today.

Earlier today, there was a fourth death case involving a 50-year-old Malaysian man, had died on Saturday.

The man was also part of the Tabligh cluster.


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