Two new coronavirus positive cases, total 14

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Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad at a news conference on the latest development of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at the Ministry of Health in Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 06 FEBRUARY 2020
Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad at a news conference on the latest development of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at the Ministry of Health in Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 06 FEBRUARY 2020

By Shawaliah Hadir

PUTRAJAYA – Two additional coronavirus positive cases were recorded today, making the total cases in Malaysia 14, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

The 13th case is a 40-year-old Malaysian woman, the sister to the individual reported for the case on 4 February.

“The latest case has direct contact with the same case index when she went home to celebrate the Chinese New Year at her hometown in Alor Setar last 23 January. She had fever and sore throat on 1 February 2020 followed by cough on 4 February 2020,” he said at the daily news conference on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.

According to Dzulkefly, the 13th case did not have a history of travel to China.

The woman is being treated at the isolation ward of the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar. She is in a stable condition.

On the 14th case, Zulkefly said that the patient is a 37-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, China. She arrived in Malaysia with three of her friends on 23 January.

According to him, the woman had visited several tourism spots in Kuala Lumpur.

“She and her friends were ordered to not go anywhere under the Surveillance and Monitoring Order. As a result, she was found positive and is now admitted to the HKL isolation ward,” Dzulkefly said.

The total cumulative case of the People Under Investigation (PUI) for the coronavirus is 188 Malaysians, 95 Chinese nationals, one each from Australia, Korea, Jordan, Brazil, Canada, Bangladesh and Thailand. -MalaysiaGazette

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