KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported its third fatality related to COVID-19 on Friday (Mar 20).
Case 152, a 58-year-old Malaysian man, had previously attended a religious gathering at Sri Petaling mosque.
Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said the man was admitted to Hospital Tawau on Mar 9 with respiratory infection symptoms.
He was given ventilator support and was warded in the intensive care unit.
His condition then deteriorated and he died on Friday at around 6.30pm.
Another #COVIDー19 patient has died in Malaysia bringing the number of deaths to 3.
The 58 year old local man was part of the tabligh cluster case.
— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 20, 2020
This is the second coronavirus fatality related to the religious event at the Sri Petaling mosque.
Another participant, a 34-year-old man, developed a fever shortly after attending the gathering. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 at Permai Hospital in Johor before his condition worsened.
The man, who had no underlying chronic medical conditions, was pronounced dead at Johor's Hospital Sultanah Aminah on Mar 10.
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