PUTRAJAYA: A 35-year-old man is among eight people in the country reported on Monday (April 19) to have lost their lives to Covid-19.
In his daily updates, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 35-year-old man who died at Hospital Sibu in Sarawak had a history of gout and obesity.
“The eight deaths in the country were reported in Sarawak (three), Selangor (two), Sabah (two) and Kuala Lumpur (one). All are Malaysian citizens.
“The ministry extends its condolences to the family members, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
The other casualties were aged between 55 and 89, with most suffering from comorbidities such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll is now 1,386, which translates to a 0.37% death rate.
At present, there are 228 patients under intensive care, with 93 receiving ventilator support.
There are now 20,522 active Covid-19 cases in the country.