The National Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC) says they received a report of another COVID-19 death at 6.27pm today.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia to 3.
The death was that of the 152nd case, a 58-year-old Malaysian citizen from a cluster related to a tabligh event.
He was admitted to Tawau Hospital on March 9, 2020 with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and given respiratory assistance and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) the same day.
His health deteriorated day-by-day and he was declared dead on March 20, 2020 at 6.27pm.
Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
The previous two deaths were case #178 and case #358, both who unfortunately passed away on 17 March, 2020.
Case #178 was a 34-year-old Malaysian man who had also attended the tabligh rally in Sri Petaling. He was diagnosed on 5 March 2020 and treated at Hospital Permai.
Case #358 was a 60-year-old Malaysian man with a chronic history. He exhibited symptoms on 7 March and was treated at the Sarawak General Hospital.
As of today there have been 1,030 cases of Covid-19 infections detected in Malaysia, 15 of whom are front-line medical personnel.
So far 87 people have recovered from the disease.