Malaysia has recorded 4 new COVID-19 cases today bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 29. As of today, 22 cases have recovered and discharged, while 7 cases are still receiving treatment. There are no deaths recorded so far due to COVID-19 in Malaysia.
According to the Ministry of Health, the 26th case is a Malaysian male aged 52-years-old with a travel history to Shanghai, China in the middle of January 2020. He had symptoms of fever and sore throat on 27th February and had seek outpatient treatment at a private hospital on the same day. After he was tested positive for COVID-19, the man was then transferred to the isolation ward at Hospital Sungai Buloh for further treatment.
The 27th case is a 20-year-old Malaysian woman that works as a trainee nurse. She had worked at a private hospital where the 24th case was treated. It was reported that she had attended to a close contact of the case on the 21st and 22nd of February without wearing the recommended personal protective equipment. She had started coughing on 27th February and was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive on 29th February 2020. She’s currently receiving treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
Meanwhile, the 28th case is a 45-year-old Malaysian male that is also a colleague to the 25th case. Both of them and another colleague had travelled to Milan, Italy between 15th to 21st February 2020. He was also confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 on 29th February and has been admitted to the isolation ward at Hospital Sungai Buloh.
The 29th case is a 35-year-old Malaysian woman who was placed in the same room as the 24th case at a private hospital on 21st February 2020. She left the hospital on 25th February but had started showing symptoms of fever and cough on the 27th February 2020. She was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive on 29th February and is also receiving treatment at Hospital Sungai Buloh.
According to the Ministry, all four cases are in stable condition and are receiving treatment.
At the moment, there are a total of 86,962 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide with 2,977 deaths reported so far. There are more deaths reported in the three hotspot countries outside of China, namely South Korea, Italy and Iran with 17, 29 and 43 deaths recorded respectively.
Below is the COVID-19 statistic as of 8am today.