Health Ministry: Six new Covid-19 clusters detected in Sabah, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Sarawak and Johor

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the sources of the new clusters are currently still under investigation. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the sources of the new clusters are currently still under investigation. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The Health Ministry today confirmed six new Covid-19 clusters located in Sabah, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Sarawak and Johor.

The six new clusters are called the Mesra and Megah clusters in Sabah, the Kaya cluster in Negri Sembilan, the Bah Kayu cluster in Selangor, the Baki cluster in Sarawak and the Kempas cluster in Johor.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the sources of the new clusters are currently still under investigation.

The index patient for the Mesra cluster was identified as a Covid-19 positive case caught during Covid-19 screenings on October 7.

Close contact screenings were conducted and 21 more positive cases were reported.

As of 12pm today, 116 individuals were screened under the Mesra cluster, with 22 confirmed positive cases, two negative cases and 92 others still waiting for results.

The origin of the Megah cluster was confirmed to be a Covid-19 positive case identified during Covid-19 screenings done on October 5.

Subsequent close contact screenings were done and 14 more positive cases were confirmed.

Up to 12pm today, 64 individuals were screened under the Megah cluster, with 15 confirmed positive cases, 12 negative cases and 37 others still waiting for results.

For the Kaya cluster, the index patient was identified as a Covid-19 positive case detected through Covid-19 test done at a workplace on October 24.

As of 12pm today, 63 individuals have been screened under the Kaya cluster, with 55 confirmed positive cases, six negative cases and two others still waiting for results.

The Bah Kayu cluster’s index patient was confirmed to be a Covid-19 positive case caught from a returnee from Sabah on October 13.

Subsequent close contact screenings were done and 16 other positive cases were identified.

As of 12pm today, 628 individuals have been screened under the Bah Kayu cluster, with 17 confirmed positive cases, 591 negative cases and 20 still awaiting for results.

The Baki cluster’s index patient was identified to be a Covid-19 positive case caught during Covid-19 screenings on October 17.

Close contact screenings were conducted and four more positive cases were identified.

Up to 12pm today, 68 individuals have been screened under the Baki cluster, with five confirmed positive cases, 34 negative cases and 29 others still waiting for results.

The origin of the Kempas cluster was detected to be a Covid-19 positive case found during screenings done on October 22.

Subsequently, close contact screenings were conducted and seven more positive cases were found.

As of 12pm today, 206 individuals have been screened under the Kempas cluster, with eight confirmed positive cases, 28 negative cases and 170 still waiting for results.

 

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