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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

101 new Covid-19 cases reported including four new clusters

 


COVID-19 | Malaysia has reported 101 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours up to noon today, of which 97 were locally acquired infections while four were imported.

Of the local infections, Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 17 were linked to travel history in Sabah, bringing the total of such cases to 63.

This included the newly discovered Bakawali cluster in Johor.

Noor Hisham told a press conference in Putrajaya today that the index cases of the cluster (Case 10911 and 10912) are husband and wife who travelled to Semporna, Sabah, from Sept 13 to Sept 18.

On Sept 24, both developed symptoms of fever, colds, and coughs, and sought treatment at the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor Bahru.

Their Covid-19 test results came back positive on Sept 26 and both were admitted to the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Kluang, Johor.

Contact tracing then led health officials to identify two more cases in this cluster. To date, four have been found positive in this cluster out of 25 people tested, while eight more are still pending results.

Apart from Bakawali, three other new clusters were also reported today – two in Sabah and one in Selangor.

[More to follow]

 

 - Mkini

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