It seems like the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia is beginning to worsen, and the rising numbers of confirmed cases are causing inevitable fear among us.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health had announced the updated number of patients tested positive for Covid-19 surged to 197 yesterday (13 March). A total of 39 new cases were confirmed and it was reported to be the highest number of cases reported in a day in Malaysia.
Health-Director General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, stated that all the patients who were tested positive for the coronavirus were already isolated for further treatment, as reported on The Star. He explained that the 38 people who were infected were detected from the Patient-Under-Investigation category, while the remaining one person contracted the virus via close contact.
“With the additional 39 cases, the total number of cases is 197 cases. From the latest figure, 38 cases were detected from the Patient-Under-Investigation (PUI) infection, while the other case is from close contact.”
According to the infographics shared by Dr Noor Hisham on his Twitter account, a total of 164 people are currently receiving antiviral treatment and four of these patients require breathing assistance while being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). So far, a total of 33 people have recovered and discharged from the hospital.
Besides, he had also urged the people who had participated in the tabligh gathering at Masjid Sri Petaling from 27 February to 1 March to refrain from attending prayer sessions at the mosque.
“As of 13 March, some 756 samples were tested, and three were positive for Covid-19.”
Looking at the number of people (16,000 people) who attended the aforementioned tabligh gathering, there are still a whole lot of people waiting to be tested. The Ministry of Health is also pressing on this issue, urging the attendees to get tested immediately.
In a statement released by the ministry yesterday, the people with any respiratory symptoms are not encouraged to attend mass gatherings or places with crowds, including religious sites and gatherings. Not only that we should avoid activities that involved huge crowds, but we are also advised to constantly take care of our hygiene by washing our hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitisers.
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms like fever, cough or breathing difficulties should get immediate medical attention.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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