Today's H1N1 update from the MOH, another fatality has been recorded :
" Until 8:00 am on May 26th, 2010, the Ministry received a total of four (4) reports of ILI cluster cases from the following four (4) states as listed in Appendix 1. Meanwhile, there are 107 active ILI cluster cases across the country.
Meanwhile, until 5:30 pm on May 25, 2010, a total of 26 confirmed positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) were reported for a cumulative number of 14, 718 cases to date. The remaining number of ILI cases that are being treated in the wards in the country are 573 cases. Of these, 40 cases (7.0%) were confirmed positive influenza A (H1N1). The numbers of patients in the ICU are seven (7) with all of them having risk factors.
The Ministry of Health has received one (1) report of fatality due to Influenza virus A (H1N1). This brings the cumulative number of H1N1 fatalities to date to 87 people.
The details of the fatality:
A 41-year-old pregnant woman who was experiencing symptoms of fever and cough for two days and respiratory problems before being admitted to the Penang Hospital on May 12, 2010. She suffered respiratory problems due to severe pneumonia during the treatment and passed away on the same day. The discussion of experts has confirmed that the cause of death is caused by influenza virus A (H1N1)."