COVID-19 In Malaysia : 39 New Cases, 197 Total Today!

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THIRTY-NINE (39) new COVID-19 cases were detected today, raising the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 197.

Here are the latest updates of the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia on 13 March 2020…


COVID-19 In Malaysia : 39 New Cases Today!

As of 12 PM today, the Malaysia Ministry of Health also announced that they identified thirty-nine (39) new COVID-19 casesCases 159 to 197.

Here’s their breakdown of the 39 new cases :

  • 38 cases were detected amongst Patients Under Investigation (PUI)
  • 1 case was a close contact

COVID-19 In Malaysia : 39 New Cases, 197 Total Today!

They also reported that there are now four (4) COVID-19 cases in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). They are all on respiratory support, and have been given antiviral treatment.

The Ministry also shared a detailed breakdown of all 197 COVID-19 cases detected so far :

MOH 2020-03-13 cases 01


COVID-19 In Malaysia : Sporadic Spread Limited To Tabligh Gathering

The Malaysia Ministry of Health is continuing to conduct COVID-19 surveillance to detect sporadic spread and local infections of COVID-19.

Their COVID-19 surveillance program involves 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 13 March 2020, they tested 756 samples, and 3 samples came back positive for COVID-19. However, the good news is all three cases were traced to the tabligh gathering.

MOH 2020-03-13 cases 02


Did You Attend The Tabligh Gathering?

The Malaysia Ministry of Health is looking for those who attended the Ijtimak Tabligh at the Seri Petaling Mosque from 28 February to 1 March 2020.

Recommended : Malaysia MOH Looks For Ijtimak Tabligh Attendees

COVID-19 : Malaysia MOH Looks For Ijtimak Tabligh Attendees
Credit : Buletin TTKM

If you attended that Ijtimak Tabligh on any of those days, please contact the District Health Office, or the National Crisis Preparedness And Response Centre (CPRC) numbers below :





COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :

  • 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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