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Woman from China is Malaysia’s 19th Covid-19 case
Published on: Friday, February 14, 2020
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KUALA LUMPUR: Another case has been confirmed positive for the Covid-19 virus, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 19, as of 3pm Thursday.

Covid-19 is the official name announced by the World Health Organisation for the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest case involved a 39-year-old woman from China, who is a friend of case number 14 and daughter of case number 16.

He said the woman and four other individuals arrived in Malaysia from Wuhan, China, on Jan 25.

“As soon as the two earlier cases (the 14th and 16th cases) were found to be positive on Feb 5 and 7 respectively, the woman was placed under surveillance and monitoring. Following continuous monitoring by the Lembah Pantai District Health Office, on Feb 12, the woman was found to suffer a fever and cough,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said the woman was then referred to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for further treatment and investigation.

 


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