4 new Covid-19 clusters detected – Noor Hisham

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Covid-19 clusters Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 21 JULY 2020
Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 21 JULY 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – Four more new Covid-19 clusters have been identified by the Ministry of Health (MOH) today. Two of these clusters are in Sabah, one in Selangor and one in Johor.

Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the Jalan Bomba Cluster in Sabah started with case 11,110 a Malaysian man who had travel history to Semporna, Sabah on 20 September.

The man had fever and cough and was tested positive of Covid-19 today. He has been admitted into the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan. Close contacts screening detected two more positive cases.

“The identification of close contacts and screening is ongoing by the Sandakan Department of Health. The cause of infection is still under investigation,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Jalan Utara Cluster in Sabah was detected in healthcare workers screening at a training institute in Sandakan, Sabah.

Two healthcare workers were detected positive of Covid-19 today although they had no symptoms. They have been admitted into the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan.

Meanwhile, on the Benteng Cluster, Selangor had detected eight Covid-19 positive illegal immigrants through a screening in Klang from 16 until 25 September.

Close contacts screening found another Covid-19 positive screening from that cluster today involving a policeman.

They have been admitted into the Sungai Buloh Hospital. 148 individuals have been screened and 139 were tested negative. Nine were tested positive of Covid-19.

The Bakawali Cluster in Johor, case 10,911 and case 10,912 were husband and wife Malaysia citizens who had travel history to Semporna, Sabah on 13 September 2020 until 18 September 2020.

On 24 September, the couple experienced fever, flu and cough and they seek treatment at the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Bahru.

They were tested positive of Covid-19 on 26 September 2020 and were admitted into the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Kalsom Hospital in Johor.

Close contacts screening detected two other positive cases in this cluster, said Noor Hisham.

As of 29 September 2020, a total of 25 individuals have been screened. Four were tested positive while 13 others were tested negative. Meanwhile, eight individuals are still waiting for their result. –MalaysiaGazette

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