First local SARS death reported

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  • Sunday, 13 Apr 2003

FIRST DEATH (April 6): The Health Ministry confirmed the first death related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Mohamad Taha Arif said a 64-year-old Chinese male from Jerantut, Pahang, who died on March 30, was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital in a serious condition a day earlier.  

40 SUSPECTED CASES (April 11): Hospitals have reported 135 admissions since SARS was first reported in mid-March, of which 40 have been deemed suspected cases and three others as probable cases. There has so far been only one death. Twenty-seven patients are still warded and are reported to be well and in stable condition. As at April 10, four new cases were reported – two in Kuala Lumpur and one each in Kelantan and Perak.  

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