COVID-19: FOUR LATEST DEATHS RAISE COUNT TO 14, WITH 212 NEW CASES REPORTED

KAMARUL ARIFFIN MD YASSIN

PUTRAJAYA, March 23 (Bernama) -- Four COVID-19 deaths were reported in the country today, bringing the total to 14, since the start of the outbreak, with 212 new cases also reported today, increasing the cumulative total to 1,518 positive cases.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Nor Hisham Abdullah said the 11th death comprising case number 1,070 was a 70-year-old Malaysian man, with overseas travel history. He was treated at the Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz before his death yesterday.

“The 12th death was that of the 1,114th case comprising another 70-year-old Malaysian man who was a participant at the ‘tabligh gathering’ at Masjid Jamek Sri Petaling, and who was warded in Hospital Kluang. He was pronounced dead today,” he said at a press conference today.

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