He said of the total, 19 cases were detected among patients under investigation (PUI) for the COVID-19 infection, 96 cases involving close contacts and two others were cases from the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Mission to bring home Malaysians from Wuhan, China.
“The two cases reported as being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) yesterday are still there and in need of breathing ventilators,” he said.
While refusing to disclose whether the two patients were in critical condition, Dr Noor Hisham said they are still in the ICU at the Sungai Buloh Hospital and Sultanah Aminah Hospital, respectively.
He said Malaysia is now experiencing the second wave of COVID-19, which began on Feb 27, with only six cases from Case 23 to Case 117, were reported to have involved PUI and those with history of travelling abroad.
“Other cases involved clusters consisting of close contacts and related to one another,” he said.