Malaysia confirms another positive case, tally raises to 15

PUTRAJAYA (BERNAMA) – Another positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus recorded in the country, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 15 as of yesterday afternoon.

Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the latest case involved a 59-year-old woman from Wuhan, China who arrived in Malaysia on January 21.

He said the woman along with her husband, their son and daughter-in-law, arrived in Singapore on January 17 before going to Johor Bahru on January 21.

“The woman was having symptoms of a fever on January 26. Instead of going to any health facility for treatment, she just took some medicine bought by her son at a pharmacy near their accommodation.

“On Wednesday, she remained unwell even after completing the medicine. Johor Bahru District Health Office was notified about her condition by the management of the accommodation where she was staying on the same day and she was referred to hospital for further treatment,” he said yesterday.