KUALA LUMPUR— Malaysia has so far cured 3 people infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019).
This evening, a 63-year-old Chinese national has been recovered and discharged.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement this afternoon, the man had been given symptomatic treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur’s (HKL) isolation ward.
“After observation and symptomatic treatment, we deemed he did not need any more antiviral treatment.”
“Two back-to-back tests done on him on February 7 and 8 came back negative for the 2019-nCoV virus. The patient is allowed to leave this evening,” Dr Noor said in a Facebook post.
On February 4, a four-year–old girl from China was also cured and discharged at the Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi, Kedah.
The 3rd person who was recovered from the infection was a 40-year-old man from Wuhan.
He received treatment at the Permai Hospital in Johor Baru and discharged on February 8.
Malaysia has had a total 17 cases of the virus. Twelve of the patients were from China and five are Malaysians.
At least 900 people have died and 39,800 have been infected by the virus in mainland China, and the number is increasing day by day.
The successful recovery of the 3 coronavirus patients at Malaysia hospitals is a signal of hope for all Malaysians and the world.
Three coronavirus patients from china having been recovered from the infection here in Malaysia hospitals has indeed brought big hope to find a cure and more effective ways of treatment.