COVID-19 In Malaysia : FOUR (4) New Cases, 7 In Total!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health just reported that FOUR (4) more COVID-19 patients were confirmed today, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to SEVEN (7).

 

COVID-19 In Malaysia : FOUR (4) New Cases, 7 In Total!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health just announced that FOUR (4) new cases were reported today, together with their details.

That means there has been a total of 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, with 22 fully-recovered and discharged so far.

COVID-19 In Malaysia : FOUR (4) New Cases, 7 In Total!

KES BAHARU KE-26

Kes ke-26 merupakan seorang lelaki warganegara Malaysia berusia 52 tahun. Beliau mempunyai sejarah perjalanan ke Shanghai, China pada sekitar pertengahan bulan Januari 2020. Beliau mula mengalami gejala demam dan sakit tekak pada 27 Februari 2020. Beliau telah pergi mendapatkan rawatan sebagai pesakit luar dari sebuah hospital swasta pada hari yang sama. Ujian saringan pengesanan COVID-19 telah dijalankan ke atasnya dan disahkan positif pada 29 Februari 2020. Beliau telah dimasukkan ke wad isolasi Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk rawatan dan pemantauan selanjutnya. Siasatan punca jangkitan dan pengesanan kontak rapat sedang giat dijalankan.

KES BAHARU KE-27

Kes ke-27 merupakan seorang wanita warganegara Malaysia berusia 20 tahun dan merupakan seorang jururawat pelatih. Beliau menjalani latihan sangkutan jangka pendek di hospital swasta yang merawat kes ke-24. Semasa aktiviti pengesanan kontak rapat dijalankan oleh pihak Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, beliau telah dikenalpasti sebagai salah seorang dari kontak rapat kes berkenaan. Pada 21 dan 22 Februari 2020, beliau telah mengendalikan kes terbabit tanpa memakai sebarang peralatan perlindungan diri (personal protective equipment; PPE) seperti disarankan. Pada 27 Februari 2020, beliau mula mengalami gejala batuk. Ujian saringan pengesanan COVID-19 telah dijalankan ke atasnya dan disahkan positif pada 29 Februari 2020. Beliau telah dimasukkan ke wad isolasi Hospital Kuala Lumpur untuk rawatan dan pemantauan selanjutnya.

KES BAHARU KE-28

Kes ke-28 merupakan seorang lelaki warganegara Malaysia berusia 45 tahun dan merupakan rakan sekerja kepada kes ke-25. Beliau bersama-sama dengan kes ke-25 dan seorang lagi rakan sekerja mempunyai sejarah perjalanan ke Milan, Itali pada 15 hingga 21 Februari 2020. Semasa aktiviti pengesanan kontak rapat dijalankan, beliau telah dikesan dan didapati mempunyai gejala sejak 26 Februari 2020. Ujian saringan pengesanan COVID-19 telah dijalankan ke atasnya dan disahkan positif pada 29 Februari 2020. Beliau telah dimasukkan ke wad isolasi Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk rawatan dan pemantauan selanjutnya.

KES BAHARU KE-29

Kes ke-29 merupakan seorang wanita warganegara Malaysia berusia 35 tahun. Terdahulu, beliau telah dimasukkan ke sebuah hospital swasta pada 21 Februari 2020. Beliau telah ditempatkan di bilik berdua dengan kes ke-24; yang pada ketika itu belum diketahui dijangkiti COVID-19. Pada 25 Februari 2020, beliau telah dibenarkan pulang ke rumah. Pada 27 Februari 2020, beliau mula merasa tidak sihat – mengalami gejala demam dan batuk. Namun, beliau tidak mendapatkan sebarang rawatan. Semasa aktiviti pengesanan kontak rapat dijalankan oleh pihak Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, beliau telah dikenalpasti sebagai salah seorang dari kontak rapat kepada kes ke-24. Ujian saringan pengesanan COVID-19 telah dijalankan ke atasnya dan disahkan positif pada 29 Februari 2020. Beliau telah dimasukkan ke wad isolasi Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk rawatan dan pemantauan selanjutnya.

COVID-19 Success In Malaysia : 15 Discharged, 7 To Go!

Here is our English translation :

NEW CASE NO. 26

The 26th case is a 52-year old Malaysian man with a history of travel to Shanghai, China in the middle of January 2020.  He had a fever and sore throat on 27 February, and sought treatment at a private hospital on the same day.

The COVID-19 test was performed, and confirmed positive on 29 February 2020. He has been admitted to the isolation ward at the Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment and monitoring. The origin of his infection, and contact tracing, is being investigated.

NEW CASE NO. 27

The 27th case is a 20-year old Malaysian man, who is a trainee nurse on a short-term internship at the private hospital that treated the 24th case.

As part of contact tracing, he was identified by the District Health Office as one of case 24’s close contacts, as he treated the patient on 21 and 22 February 2020, without personal protective equipment as recommended.

On 27 February 2020, he started presenting with a cough. The COVID-19 test was performed on him, and confirmed positive on 29 February 2020.

He has been admitted to the isolation ward of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment and monitoring.

NEW CASE NO. 28

The 28th case is a 45-year old Malaysian male, who is the colleague of the 25th case. Together with the 25th case and another colleague, he travelled to Milan, Italy from 15 to 21 February 2020.

He was identified as during contact tracing, and was symptomatic since 26 February 2020. The COVID-19 test was performed and confirmed to be positive on 29 February 2020.

He has been admitted to the isolation ward of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment and monitoring.

NEW CASE NO. 29

The 29th case is a 35-year old Malaysian female who was admitted to a private hospital on 21 February 2020, in the same room as the 24th case (who was not diagnosed with COVID-19 at the time).

On 25 February 2020, she started experiencing fever and a cough, but did not seek treatment. It was only through contact tracing that the District Health Office identified her as a close contact to the 24th case.

The COVID-19 test was performed, and confirmed positive on 29 February 2020. She has been admitted to the isolation ward at the Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment and monitoring.

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Pantai Hospital Issues Statement On COVID-19 Patients #24, #27 + #29

Pantai Hospital just confirmed that COVID-19 patients #24, #27 and #29 were treated at their Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, issuing this statement :

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur would like to inform that the hospital has 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19. These cases are Malaysia’s 24th, 27th and 29th case.

All 3 patients have been immediately transferred to government hospitals and are currently undergoing treatment.

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur managed these cases promptly and appropriately according to guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH). All rooms and areas that these patients had been in contact with have been shut down and thoroughly disinfected. All staff and people who had been in contact with them have also been contact traced and put on quarantine. Preliminary COVID-19 tests on them have been negative to date and their condition will continue to be monitored.

At Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, the health and wellbeing of our staff and patients are the hospital’s utmost priority. We will continue to adhere to stringent infection control policies and preventive measures to keep everyone protected. This is our commitment to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe.

The hospital is also practicing multiple preventive measures including limiting entry points to the hospital and checking the temperature and symptoms of everyone who comes to the hospital.

Therefore, clinical services at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur are not affected and patients can continue with their existing care plans at the hospital.

 

Current State Of COVID-19 In Malaysia

With the four new cases, there are currently 7 active COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, with an overall total of 29 although 22 have fully recovered and been discharged.

  • 17 cases were Patients-Under-Investigation (PUI)
  • 10 cases were close contacts
  • 2 cases were part of the Humanitarian Assistance Mission

The nationalities of those 29 cases are listed as :

  • 15 Chinese citizens
  • 11 Malaysian citizens
  • 1 American citizen
  • 1 Japanese citizen
  • 1 Italian citizen

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 19) is new and scary, but we are more likely to be infected and killed by the influenza virus.

We just need to practice a few simple steps to stay safe :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Thoroughly cook your food, and boil water before drinking

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