MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka Well being Division wants about two weeks to substantiate the kind of virus variant that contaminated a feminine instructor who died of Covid-19 on Wednesday.
State Well being director Datuk Dr Ismail Ali additionally rubbished claims that the instructor was contaminated with a brand new Covid-19 variant.
He stated the genomic surveillance of Covid-19 samples performed by the Institute for Medical Analysis (IMR) was to determine and ensure the variant of the virus.
“It’s a complicated course of and takes two weeks, ” he stated in an announcement right here on Friday (Might 21).
Due to this fact, he known as on the individuals to cease spreading false information relating to the instructor’s loss of life.
Dr Ismail stated the deceased turned unwell on Might 5 and had acquired remedy twice at a non-public clinic close to her home earlier than having cough and shortness of breath beginning Might 17.
“At 5 am on Might 19, the deceased was discovered unconscious. She was instantly despatched to the Melaka Hospital, given respiratory help and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for additional remedy.
“The results of her Covid-19 RT-PCR take a look at was optimistic and her situation deteriorated earlier than she died on Might 19, at 11.40 pm,” he stated. – Bernama