COVID-19 In Malaysia : 23 Discharged, 60 Active Cases!

Malaysia confirmed 28 new COVID-19 cases today, but there’s good news too – another patient fully recovered, and has been discharged!

 

COVID-19 In Malaysia : Case 24 Recovers!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health announced that Case 24 have fully recovered, and was discharged from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

This means a total of 23 COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and been discharged so far from Malaysian hospitals!

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

 

COVID-19 In Malaysia : 28 New Cases On 6 March 2020!

The Director General of Health, Malaysia Ministry of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, announced that as 12 PM today, they identified 28 new COVID-19 cases – Cases 56 to 83!

All these new cases were detected through contact tracing, and their close contacts are being identified for further investigations and tests.

COVID-19 In Malaysia : 23 Discharged, 60 Active Cases!

With that, Malaysia has identified a total of 83 positive COVID-19 cases so far, with the following breakdown according to nationality :

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

 

COVID-19 In Malaysia : Contact Tracing Continues…

So far, a total of 956 close contacts have been identified. Of that total, 258 close contacts were identified as part of the cluster involving case 26. From that cluster :

  • 18 were confirmed COVID-19 positive
  • 70 were COVID-19 negative, but placed under home quarantine for 14 days
  • another 170 are awaiting lab results, and are currently under home quarantine as well

The Malaysia Ministry of Health reiterates that they are still performing contact tracing to identify the source of these infections, and to prevent further spread.

  • MOH 2020-03-06 cases 01
  • MOH 2020-03-06 cases 02

 

COVID-19 In Malaysia : No Sporadic Spread So Far

The Malaysia Ministry of Health also reported that they have been conducting COVID-19 surveillance to detect sporadic spread and local infections of COVID-19, by testing patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) with no history of travel to affected countries, or COVID-19 positive cases.

Up till 6 March 2020, they tested 430 samples and all came back negative for COVID-19. Based on current surveillance results, there has been NO sporadic spread of COVID-19.

 

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

Recommended : COVID-19 : Hand Sanitiser or Soap? Which Is Better?

 

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