SEGAMAT: A family of 16, including a two-year-old child, from Labis here were found positive for Covid-19 after attending a family gathering in the Klang Valley.
According to a Health Ministry source, all had been living in the same house in Labis, and had visited other family members in red zones in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor between Dec 17 and Dec 25.
He said the family gatherings included the presence of another 60-year-old relative, who later died from Covid-19 on Jan 3.
The deceased, who had high blood pressure and diabetes, was said to have developed a fever, cough and breathing difficulties after returning to Segamat.
The 16 family members also returned to Segamat from the Klang Valley at the end of December to visit the woman.
She was subsequently sent to Hospital Segamat for treatment before passing away.
The day after the senior citizen’s death, one of her female relatives tested positive for Covid-19, said the source.
“Contact tracing and follow ups conducted by the Health Ministry found that 16 of the senior citizen’s family members had Covid-19.
“They have been quarantined while some were warded at the hospital for necessary treatments, ” he said.
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