Health Ministry: Four new Covid-19 clusters in Sabah, Selangor and Johor

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two of the clusters were in Sabah, which he named as Jalan Bomba and Jalan Utara clusters, adding that they had two cases respectively. — Reuters pic
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two of the clusters were in Sabah, which he named as Jalan Bomba and Jalan Utara clusters, adding that they had two cases respectively. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Four new Covid-19 clusters have formed in Sabah, Selangor and Johor.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two of the clusters were in Sabah, which he named as Jalan Bomba and Jalan Utara clusters, adding that they had two cases respectively.

The Selangor cluster is called the Benteng PK cluster and Johor has the Bakawali cluster with two cases as well.

Dr Nor Hisham said the bulk of the cases came from Sabah with 73 new positive cases while Selangor had 15 cases as of 12pm today.

He said the index patient in the Jalan Bomba cluster had recently travelled to Semporna, Sabah on September 20 and developed a cough and fever on September 28. As a result, he was sent to Hospital Duchess of Kent.

Dr Noor Hisham said two more individuals detected through close contact tracing tested positive the same day.

The cluster in Jalan Utara involved medical workers at a training institute in Sandakan, Sabah. Two of the staff were found positive on September 28.

Dr Noor Hisham said they are asymptomatic and have been warded in the same hospital.

The Bakawali cluster are a husband and wife who travelled to Semporna on September 13 till 18. On September 24, both developed fever and flu and were coughing. They received treatment at the Hospital Sultan Ismail in Johor. On September 26, the couple tested positive for Covid-19 and were sent to Hospital Enche Hajjaj Kalsom in Johor.

“From close contact tracing activities, we found two more positive cases. To date, 25 individuals have been screened in this cluster.

“From that number, four were positive, 13 negative, and eight more are still waiting for their results to come back,” added Dr Noor Hisham.

He said the Benteng PK cluster in Klang started with an illegal immigrant who was screened and found positive with eight other illegals. They were screened between September 16 and 25.

From close contact tracing, MOH found a police officer to be positive as well. All from the Benteng PK cluster have been sent to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

 

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