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Another COVID-19 fatality was reported today, bringing the overall death toll in the country to 128, or 1.37 per cent of the total number of cases, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said the latest fatality involved an 80-year-old Malaysian woman, who was among the positive cases reported on Aug 15 in the Tawar Cluster and who also had a history of lung cancer and high blood pressure.
“She first showed symptoms of fever and chest pains on Aug 6 and was admitted to a medical centre. On Aug 14, she was transferred to the Penang General Hospital after being found to be COVID-19 positive.
“Her condition deteriorated due to complications from her lung cancer and had been on ventilator support since Aug 24. She was confirmed to have died at 10.38 am on Sept 1,” he said at a press conference on COVID-19 today.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham also announced that 14 new cases were reported today, bringing the cumulative figure for positive cases to 9,354.