70 deaths among expectant mothers from Covid-19 complications

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Director-general of health Noor Hisham Abdullah says 47% of expectant mothers who succumbed to Covid-19 had co-morbidities. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 11, 2021.

A TOTAL of 70 deaths due to complications from Covid-19 involving expectant mothers were reported in Malaysia this year, compared with zero such cases last year, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

This works out to an average of two cases a month from January to May, said the director-general of health.

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