KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — New Covid-19 infections have been reported in Kelantan and Kedah, both states that were previously declared green zones or free of the coronavirus until today.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham confirmed in a press conference today that there is one new case of Covid-19 in Kelantan, where the individual was reported to have travelled from the red zone of Ampang, Selangor, back to her hometown in the East Coast. Red zones have more than 40 coronavirus cases.
“When she got home, she came to the (health clinic) for a health screening. She is 35 weeks pregnant and wanted to deliver (her child) in her hometown,” said Dr Noor Hisham at a press conference today.
“She was screened for Covid-19 and was found to be positive. She has been isolated and is being given treatment,” he explained.
When asked about the single new Covid-19 case reported in Kedah, Dr Noor Hisham reported that the case involved a student and that contact tracing is ongoing.
“How the student got the infection, we are still investigating. Let us investigate before we come up with the announcement,” he said.
In addition to the two states mentioned, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is also investigating a new Covid-19 case that was detected in Terengganu. As of May 16, all Terengganu districts were green except for Besut with four active cases.
MOH today reported 31 new Covid-19 cases, which brings the country’s total cases to 7,009. Ten of the cases reported today were imported, which means that 21 cases were local transmission. Of the 21 local transmissions, ten of them were foreigners. No death was reported today, and the country’s Covid-19 death toll remains at 114.