KUALA LUMPUR — March 24, 2020: Another patient died here tonight, bringing the death toll to 16.
Just like the earlier fatality today, the 75-year-old Malaysian man had a history of some chronic illnesses. The source of his infection is being investigated.
A total of 106 new cases were reported until late afternoon today, bringing the total to 1,624, down from yesterday’s new cases of 212. There have been 183 recoveries, up from yesterdays total of 159.
In the morning a 71-year-old man from Melaka died after being treated for testing positive on March 21.
He was suspected to have been in close contact with a patient who was at the Sri Petaling tabligh gathering, had a history of chronic illnesses and was treated at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar.