KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 2020: — Malaysia recorded its first Covid-19 death in 25 days today to take the country’s death toll to 122.
Health director-general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the deceased, who is a 73-year-old man had a history of hypertension and diabetes.
The man had sought traditional treatment several since July 3 before being admitted to a private hospital on July 9.
“He was immediately transferred to the Sarawak General Hospital after being suspected of being Covid-19 positive. He was later confirmed to be Covid-19 positive. His condition deteriorated and he was placed in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was pronounced dead at 5.49 pm yesterday,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement.
Malaysia also recorded eight new cases today, of which four were local transmissions involving two Malaysians and two foreigners, while the others were imported cases.
As for the local transmissions, Dr Noor Hisham said the two new Covid-19 Malaysian patients are from Sabah and Sarawak respectively while the two foreigners were at the Sepang Immigration Detention Depot.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country is now 8,704 and Dr Noor Hisham said 67 of them were active cases with three being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU).
He said four patients had recovered and discharged today, bringing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 8,515 or 97.8 per cent of the total number of cases.