Malaysia reports 18 new cases of Covid-19, 117 in total

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaking to the media on the Covid-19 issue in Malaysia together with his deputies Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheon (right) dan Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon. Malaysia on Monday (March 9) announced 18 new cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus), bringing the total number of cases to 117. - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Monday (March 9) announced 18 new cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus), bringing the total number of cases to 117.

One patient of the newly identified had travelled to Iran between Feb 20-27.

He was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on March 8, the health ministry said in a statement.

Among Malaysia's second wave of cases beginning late February, only six cases had travel history, while the vast majority were infected locally with close contacts, the ministry said.

Two patients remained in intensive care, the ministry added.

The ministry also announced a collaboration with the country's private medical sector to provide home testing for Covid-19, without having to visit a healthcare facility. It also repeated its advice that Malaysians avoid travelling to territories or cities affected. - The Star/Asian News Network
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