Chinese woman is 19th Covid-19 victim in Malaysia

The 19th victim of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, is being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

PETALING JAYA: Authorities have confirmed another coronavirus or Covid-19 case, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 19.

The latest victim is a 39-year-old woman from China, who is said to be linked to two other victims who are being treated at the isolation ward in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the victim had arrived from Wuhan, China on Jan 25.

Thirteen of Covid-19 victims are from China, while the remaining are Malaysians.

Covid-19, which originated from Wuhan, has already claimed over 1,300 lives and infected over 60,000 people.

Meanwhile, Hisham denied a Chinese newspaper report today that a man had died of Covid-19 at a Penang hospital yesterday.

He said tests came back negative for the virus and the man died of “septic shock with multiorgan failure complicated with
cardiogenic shock”.