(UPDATE) No new ILI case reported in Perak, students recovering


IPOH: A total of 512 students from eight schools in Perak who were down with influenza-like illness (ILI) have recovered and were discharged from their dormitories today.

State Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon in a statement today said all the students have shown improvements in their conditions.

“Two students who were admitted to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh and KPJ Rawang in Selangor were also allowed to return home today.

“There were no new ILI cases reported in the state today. However, we are still monitoring the condition of these students and others as well,” he said.

Mah said this at a press conference after launching the state-level World Kidney Day at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here today.

It was reported yesterday that 230 students from Sekolah Menengah Raja Perempuan Taayah had ILI, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (115), Sekolah Menengah Abdul Rahman Talib (87), Sekolah Menengah Agama Darul Ridzuan (26), Sekolah Izzudin Shah (25), Kolej Vokasional Slim River (13), Sekolah Menengah Agama Sultan Azlan Shah (13) and Sekolah Kebangsaan Klebang Jaya (3).