10 new cases detected, all linked to case No. 33

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has detected 10 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 93.

The patients were being given further treatment, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

“All the new cases are due to close contact with case number 33. Four cases – 85, 86, 87 and 93 – are first-generation close contact with case number 33,” he said in a statement.

“Six new cases are second-generation close contact with case number 33.

“All of the cases were detected during contact tracing and were admitted to hospital for isolation and further treatment,” he said.

“The ministry would also like to inform that case number 78, which was reported on March 6, was detected from a Patient Under Investigation (PUI).

“The case has a travel history to Indonesia for a period of seven days from Feb 13 to 19.

“A total of 67 close contacts were identified and their samples had been taken. All of the close contacts have been put under observation and monitoring at home.

“From the total of 93, 75 cases involved Malaysians, 15 Chinese nationals and three from the United States, Japan and Italy,” he said.
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