Health Ministry: Three new clusters detected, two in Sabah and one in KL


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  • Sunday, 27 Sep 2020

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. - Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Three new Covid-19 clusters have been detected in the country – two in Sabah and one in Kuala Lumpur, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Buang Sayang cluster was detected in Sipitang, Sabah, with the index case travelling to the town from Sept 7-20.

The person had symptoms of fever, flu and sore throat on Sept 19 and a day later tested positive for the disease.

Active case detection and ten close contacts were screened, and four people tested positive while six are still awaiting results.

The Kg Sakong cluster, meanwhile, was detected in Semporna, Sabah with the index case detected through community screening.

Further screening of 66 individuals saw nine testing positive while 57 are still waiting for test results.

The Setapak cluster was detected in Setapak, with the index case having travelled to Tawau and Semporna in Sabah from Sept 17-20.

The index case had fever, cough, sore throat, body pains and diarrhoea since Sep 21 and was admitted to the Sungai Buloh hospital on Sept 25.

Further active case detection and screening of 20 close contacts recorded three positive cases, 16 negative cases, while one still awaiting the test result.

Two of the index case's housemates also tested positive for Covid-19.

Measures to prevent and control the spread of infection such as disinfection and cleaning processes are being carried out at all locations identified for all the clusters," Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement on Sunday (Sept 27).

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