8-month-old baby girl latest Covid-19 patient in Malaysia

Dr Noor Hisham addressing the media during a press conference. Screenshot taken from a Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) broadcast.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 8: An eight-month-old baby girl in the Women and Children Hospital in Likas, Sabah is one of the latest Covid-19 patients.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed that the baby girl was found to be positive Covid-19 following a swab test conducted prior to a scheduled surgery.

“There is another case detected at the Women and Children Hospital at Likas, Sabah which involved an eight month old girl following a swab test before she is about to undergo an operation.

“Another case was detected in the community in Kota Kinabalu following a swab test there,” he said during a press conference on the national Covid-19 updates at the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) headquarters at Putrajaya today.

He added that MoH is conducting active case detection and is still investigating the cause of how the eight months old girl had contacted Covid-19.

Dr Noor Hisham said included the baby girl, there were seven positive cases of Covid-19 reported today, the lowest since the Movement Control Order (MCO) began in March 18.

“Out of the seven cases, two were imported while the remaining five were local transmission.

“For the two imported cases, one is a Malaysian returning from Egypt and the other is a Malaysian returning from India.

“As for local transmission, two cases are linked to close contacts of Covid-19 patient in Sepang, Selangor and one case involves a staff linked to the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Centre cluster following the result of a swab test,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

He said there was no casualty reported today with 20 Covid-19 patients who have recovered and discharged from the hospitals. — DayakDaily