Nation records 11th Covid-19 death

Picture from Datuk Dr Noor Hisham’s Facebook

By John Isaac

ANOTHER Covid-19 related death was reported to the National Crisis Disaster and Response Centre today.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the country to 11.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 11th death (1070th case) was a 70-year-old man suffering from chronic disease.

“He also had a history of visiting Indonesia in February and was also the chairman of a surau in his area.

“He began showing symptoms a week before being admitted to Hospital Cancellor Tuanku Muhriz, UKM on March 18.

“He was confirmed positive Covid-19 the next day and given breathing assistance at the ICU,” he said.

His health deteriorated each day and he was confirmed dead on March 22 at 9.05pm.