Eight Covid-19 cases linked to Sivagangga cluster so far, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: Eight Covid-19 cases have been linked to the Sivagangga cluster in Kedah so far, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said that 262 people from the cluster were screened for Covid-19 as of July 31.

Out of the number, eight were found to be positive, 251 were negative and three were still waiting for results.

“Out of the eight positive cases, five are not Malaysians. Active case detection of close contacts is still being carried out,” he said in a statement on Friday (July 31).

Malaysia recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total infections to 8,976.

One death was recorded, which brings the death toll to 125.

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