Penangites, we know the past week has been a tough one for many of us as the first COVID-19 case was reported. In line with that news, Penang is no longer a green zone despite holding the status for 91 consecutive days. If you have been keeping up, all 4 cases were reported over at mainland Penang. But hours ago, one of the hospitals, Adventist Hospital Penang released an official statement that there is 1 new positive case here in Penang.
Penang Adventist Hospital Confirms 1 New COVID-19 Case
The official statement was posted on Penang Adventist Hospital’s official Facebook page. According to the statement, details were released regarding the said case. The patient is a 55-year-old Malaysian who was admitted on 7th August due to a leg wound infection and she was asymptomatic upon admission.
However, after carrying out contact tracing, the patient was a close contact from Kedah. And, as of 13th August 2020, 4pm, the patient was tested positive for COVID-19.
Here’s the official statement:
Stay Safe, Penangites
With that said, we should all take safety precautions now that Penang island has its very first case. As a friendly reminder, do wear your masks while out in public, practise social distancing and a good sense of hygiene. Stay safe, Penangites!
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