Dr Dzulkefly said on Feb 1, the Chinese woman sought treatment for fever at HKL, and after being treated, she was allowed to go home with medicine to treat the symptoms and Home Assessment Tool. 

He said the woman and her group were put under home surveillance, but monitoring visit conducted by Lembah Pantai Health District Office found that she was still symptomatic.  

The woman was then referred to HKL and admitted on Feb 5, and after the test conducted, she was found coronavirus positive on the same day.

She was reported to be in a stable condition, he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Dzulkefly said from Jan 10 to date, the number of cumulative cases of the patient under investigation (PUI) was at 290, comprising 188 Malaysians and 95 Chinese nationals and one case each involving Australian, South Korean, Jordanian, Brazillian, Canadian, Bangladeshi and Thai national.

Of the total, 277 were negative while another seven cases were waiting for laboratory test results, he said.

On a case involving a Canadian who was reported to have fainted at a shopping mall parking lot in the capital city which went viral yesterday, he said the girl was tested negative for coronavirus.

He said the 17-year-old teenager who was admitted to the isolation ward at HKL, had already been discharged from hospital.



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