COVID-19: Two new cases recorded in M’sia

COVID-19: Two new cases recorded in M’sia

PUCHONG: Malaysia detected two new cases of coronavirus, which brings up the total number of patients to 25, according to a statement by the Health Ministry.

A woman from Japan, 41, who works in Malaysia, had visited Japan between Jan to Feb.

“She had fever on Feb 17 and had received treatment. She was admitted on Feb 20 in a private hospital and was confirmed infected on Feb 27.

“Currently, she is receiving treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL),’’ it said.

The second case involves a 54-year old Italian man, married to a Malaysian.

He had visited Italy for work purposes between Feb 15 and Feb 21.

“He had fever, cough, joint pain and body ache on Feb 22. He received treatment as an outpatient for three days and was confirmed infected on Feb 28.

“He was admitted at Sungai Buloh hospital for further treatment,” it said.

Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 is 25, of which 15 were in the Patient-Under-Investigation (PUI) case, eight were in close contact and two were Malaysians attached to the Humanitarian Assistance Mission.

So far, 22 have recovered and allowed to return home while three more are still receiving treatment.

By S Jeevita

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