PETALING JAYA: Another patient has died from Covid-19, bringing the total now to 17, says the Health Ministry.
Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the deceased was a 66-year-old patient who had a history of several chronic illnesses.
"The patient started showing symptoms a week before being admitted to the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar on March 20.
"When the patient arrived at the hospital's Emergency Department, the patient's condition was critical and needed respiratory aid on the same day," he said on his Facebook page Wednesday (March 25).
Dr Hisham said the patient was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 21.
"His condition worsened day by day and was finally pronounced dead at 4.10am Wednesday (March)," he said.
He added that the source of the individual's Covid-19 infection was still under investigation.
"The Ministry conveys our condolences to the family members of the patient," he said.