MOH: Pregnant Woman Tested Positive For COVID-19 After Travelling Interstate To Kelantan

Kelantan was previously classified as a green zone with zero active cases.

Cover image via Twitter @KKMPutrajaya & Aizuddin Saad/New Straits Times

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham confirmed that a pregnant woman tested positive for COVID-19 after she had crossed borders to return to her hometown in Kelantan

During the press conference announcing the daily COVID-19 updates, Dr Noor Hisham said that the woman was from Ampang but she intended to give birth in her hometown.

She was tested for the disease at a maternity clinic in Kelantan and the results came back positive.

Dr Noor Hisham also noted that the woman had travelled from a red zone to a state that was classified as a green zone.

He also assured that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently identifying her close contacts in case of infection. 

According to Free Malaysia Today, Kelantan was declared as a green zone with zero active cases earlier in May.

Meanwhile, MOH announced 31 new COVID-19 cases today, 20 May

Among the 31 new cases, 10 of those infected with COVID-19 are foreigners.

This brings the number of cases in Malaysia to a total of 7,009 and 1,189 out of the total are active cases.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that there are 10 imported cases reported today.

Four of the cases are from the US and two are from Singapore. The rest are Malaysians who had returned from Egypt, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Indonesia. 

Within the past day, 60 patients have fully recovered and there were no coronavirus-related deaths reported

Therefore, Malaysia's COVID-19 death toll remains at 114. There are currently 11 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with seven of them requiring breathing assistance.

On the other hand, a total of 5,706 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in the country.

The MOH's official Twitter account noted that the current recovery rate in Malaysia is 81.41%.

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