COVID-19: Malaysia recorded two dead, plus 673 affected cases

Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba

PUTRAJAYA MAR 17: Malaysia not only recorded its first two dead cases in the COVID-19 pandemic today but subsequently 120 new cases were reported and that made up the total of 673 cases.

Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba said, from the 120 cases 95 were linked with the tabligh assembly that took place in Sri Petaling Mosque, Kuala Lumpur last week.

The Minister said, the two dead were from 178th case and the 358th case that were reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) on March 17.

According to Dr. Adham, the 178th case was a Malaysian aged 34 and had attended the tabligh assembly in Sri Petaling.

He added, the victim was infected with COVID-19 on March 5th and was treated at Hospital Permai on March 12th after tested positive.

“When his condition was worsened the victim was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was confirmed dead today,” Dr. Adham said in a press conference here.

Meanwhile in the 358th case, Dr. Adham said the victim was a 60 year old man and had a cronic health history. He started to have symptoms of COVID-19 on March 7 and received treatment at Sarawak General Hospital on March 14.

The victim’s health condition became worst and was admitted to ICU and confirmed dead today. –Malaysia World News

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