Covid-19: Malaysia’s 10th victim is also Penang’s first

GEORGE TOWN: The 74-year-old man who died on Sunday (March 22) marked the first Covid-19 fatality in the state.

The man, the 10th to die of the disease in Malaysia, showed symptoms on March 8 and was warded in Penang Hospital on March 13.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the man tested positive for Covid-19 on March 14 and was given respiratory aid as his condition deteriorated.

He passed away at 4.05pm on Sunday, Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement.

The man's case was reported to be linked to the tabligh cluster.

As of noon March 22, there were 1,306 Covid-19 cases and 10 fatalities from the disease in Malaysia.
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