PUTRAJAYA: A Sabahan man who died at home and was a late stage cancer victim has been ascertained to have been Covid-19 positive, says the Health Ministry.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 70-year-old had passed away on Sept 26 and was taken to the Tawau Hospital’s forensic unit.
“A Covid-19 screening conducted found on Sept 29 that the deceased was positive for the coronavirus, ” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 30).
The deceased is one of the two deaths in the country that was recorded in the past 24 hours.
The other fatality is a 46-year-old in Kedah who had a history of diabetes, as well as heart and kidney disease.
“The case suffered from symptoms on Sept 21. On Sept 28, the man suffered from breathing difficulties and was taken to the emergency department at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Kedah.
“The case’s situation worsened and he died on the same day at 6.15pm.
“Covid-19 screening conducted later found that the deceased was positive for the virus, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
Malaysia’s death toll is now at 136.
The last time the country recorded a Covid-19-related death was three days ago on Sept 26.
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