Another tabligh participant dies of Covid-19, death toll now 21

Participants of last month’s tabligh gathering at the Sri Petaling mosque wait to be screened for Covid-19.

PETALING JAYA: A tabligh participant who attended the Sri Petaling mosque gathering late last month has died, pushing the Covid-19 death toll in the country to 21.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the patient, Case 1,588, had a history of chronic medical problems.

The 63-year-old was admitted to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar on March 23 and died at 4am today.

Yesterday, the government reported 172 new cases, bringing the total to 1,796, the highest in Southeast Asia.

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