COVID-19: Malaysian woman fully recovered, allowed to go home

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A 40-year local woman previously warded for COVID-19 has fully recovered and was discharged yesterday afternoon.

Director General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement yesterday said that the woman was the 13th case who was treated at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar and was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 on February 5, 2020.

“In total, 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases have fully recovered and discharged well, with four cases still receiving treatment in hospitals and are in stable conditions,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that as of yesterday, the Health Ministry has reported a total of 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia including 20 imported cases, ie cases with histories of travel or living overseas, particularly from China.

The remaining two cases were among family members of one of the confirmed imported COVID-19 case, who is a Malaysian.

“Based on the current situation, MOH has proactively strengthened the COVID-19 surveillance system to detect local cases in the community,.

“This surveillance system utilises the same principles as the Influenza Surveillance System, ie through the detection of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and influenza-like illness (ILI) cases that meet the set criteria at the level of selected hospitals and health clinics respectively,” he said.

A thermographic monitor shows travellers’ temperature at a cruise ship terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia. PHOTO: AP