PETALING JAYA: Authorities have confirmed another coronavirus or Covid-19 case, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 19.
The latest victim is a 39-year-old woman from China, who is said to be linked to two other victims who are being treated at the isolation ward in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the victim had arrived from Wuhan, China on Jan 25.
Thirteen of Covid-19 victims are from China, while the remaining are Malaysians.
Covid-19, which originated from Wuhan, has already claimed over 1,300 lives and infected over 60,000 people.
Meanwhile, Hisham denied a Chinese newspaper report today that a man had died of Covid-19 at a Penang hospital yesterday.
He said tests came back negative for the virus and the man died of “septic shock with multiorgan failure complicated with