Another Covid-19 death today, bringing total to 17

By John Isaac

ANOTHER Covid-19 related death was recorded today, bringing the total national tally to 17 to date.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 17th (Case 1251) death was a 66-year-old man with a history of chronic illnesses.

“The man began showing symptoms about a week ago and was warded at the Sutanah Fatimah Hospital in Muar, Johor on March 20.

“We was critical when he was warded and was attached to a ventilator.

“We was confirmed positive of Covid-19 on March 21 and his health began to deteriorate and he was confirmed dead at 4.10am today,” he said.