Published: 2021-08-11 14:40
Last Updated: 2022-01-23 02:44
36-year-old Malaysian singer, Siti Sarah Raisuddin, died Monday from COVID-19 three days after giving birth to a baby boy.
Siti Sarah was not vaccinated and received treatment late, according to her husband.
"My wife wasn't vaccinated... The infection had spread to most of her lungs. All her organs could not function well."
She was eight-month pregnant when she experienced low oxygen levels and was put into an induced coma so her baby could be delivered via surgery.
The baby was saved.
Besides the newborn, the couple have three other children.
Her husband said he made one last video call to his wife before she died. Her husband said Siti Sarah had tears running down her cheeks.
"[It's] as if she understood what we were saying to her," her husband told local reporters. "It's just that it will be really challenging for me to break the news to my three kids on the death of their mother."
According to reporters, the entire family had tested positive for the coronavirus July 25.
Following her death, the Malaysian king and queen extended their condolences to her family.
"Their Majesties also expressed their sadness over her passing and hoped that her family will be patient and resilient as they cope with the loss," the palace wrote in a Facebook post.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Malaysia has confirmed 1,320,547 cases and 11,373 deaths.