Kurau Cluster Perak Hari Raya Aidiladha visits Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 17 JULY 2020 Covid-19 cluster PUI Sivagangga Cluster Satok Cluster
Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 17 JULY 2020

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

PUTRAJAYA – Three additional Covid-19 positive cases have been reported under the Kurau Cluster in Perak. According to the Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the cases were identified via Active Case Detection and close contacts screening of the positive cases in that cluster.

He said, the Kurau Cluster involved two states now, namely, Perak and Penang.

“They are the family members of the first case of the cluster, which is case 9,050 including a two-year-old toddler. The first case had close contacts with all the new cases during the Hari Raya Aidiladha visit on 30 July.

“The two-year-old child, case 9093 had fever and flu symptoms since 30 July. Meanwhile, the two adults were asymptomatic. All three cases have been admitted into the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Perak,” Noor Hisham said during a news conference today.

Noor Hisham said, 125 individuals have been screened under the Kurau Cluster. From that amount, five were tested positive, 112 were tested negative. Meanwhile, eight are still waiting for their results. Active tracing and contact screening is ongoing and the source of infection is still under investigation.

“The Sivagangga Cluster and the Kurau Cluster are two clusters which recorded an increment of Covid-19 cases recently, especially after the festive season.

“Investigation is ongoing and we found that majority of the infections from these two clusters were caused by festive season visits.

“Most of the positive cases in these two clusters are family members. Senior citizens and children were also involved in the positive cases of these clusters, ranging from two to 70 years-old.

“Although visitation is allowed now, however, the SOP applies. Safe physical distancing ought to be practiced everywhere, including among family members and relatives.

“Unhealthy individuals should now visit or join any feasts or festive activities,” he added. –MalaysiaGazette

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