Nine firemen still receiving treatment for Covid-19 since last year, says Johor fire chief


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  • Saturday, 14 Aug 2021

JOHOR BARU: A total of 36 firemen in Johor have tested positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in March last year.

State fire and rescue department chief Datuk Yahaya Madis said of that number, nine are still being treated while the rest have since recovered.

"Thankfully, we have not recorded any Covid-19 related deaths within the department and so far none of them have needed hospitalisation.

"Most of the cases were classified as Category 1 and 2.

"Since March last year, a total of 587 firemen, including my deputy and myself, have been quarantined for being close contacts with Covid-19 patients," he said.

He said this to the media when met after visiting a mobile vaccination centre (PPV) at the Taman Jaya community hall provided in collaboration between the department and the Health Department.

Category 1 means a patient is asymptomatic. Category 2 is for those with mild symptoms.

Category 3 cases experience pneumonia, while cases in Category 4 require oxygen. Category 5 patients are in a critical stage requiring ventilator support.

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