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The frontliners from the Health Ministry work tirelessly in combating the Covid-19 outbreak. — Picture by Ministry of Health

Malaysia Covid-19 death toll now at 21

By Ashwin Kumar

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The Health Ministry has reported another death related to the Covid-19 infection, today.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on his official Facebook said the patient, case number 1588, had passed away earlier today at 4 am.

“The National Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC) had today received a report of another (1) Covid-19 death (case 1588), which brings the total number of deaths to 21.

“Case 1588 was a 63-year-old Malaysian citizen who had attended the tabligh assembly at Jamek Seri Petaling Mosque,” he said in the statement.

Dr Noor Hisham said the deceased was admitted to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar on March 23. The victim’s health condition had deteriorated and was pronounced dead today.

“Condolences to the family of the deceased,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

As of noon yesterday, Malaysia has recorded 1,796 cases of Covid-19 infections.

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