By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there is one additional case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) today.

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This brings the cumulative number of 2019-nCoV positive cases reported from 2020 to 2020 today there are eight cases; consisting of three cases previously reported in Patient-Under Investigation (PUI) 2019-nCoV infections and five cases previously in close contact. All of these 2019-nCoV positive cases are Chinese citizens.

The latest reported positive case is the wife of the 7th 2019-nCoV case previously reported in Johor on January 29, 2020. She is a 49-year-old Chinese citizen who has been admitted to an isolation ward at Permai Hospital, Johor and was reported to be in stable condition.

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From January 10, 2020 to January 29, 2020, the cumulative number of PUI cases for 2019-nCoV infection was 89; of which 44 are Malaysian nationals, 42 Chinese nationals and one Jordanian, Brazilian and Thai citizen respectively. Three cases of PUI were positively identified 2019-nCoV and were admitted to isolation wards at Permai Hospital (2) and Sultanah Maliha Hospital, Langkawi. Meanwhile, 81 cases of PUI were negative and five (5) were still pending laboratory results