Three New Covid-19 Clusters Detected in Sabah, Johor

KUALA LUMPUR: Three new Covid-19 clusters were detected in the country, today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said they are the Plaza cluster, the Jalan Kalabakan cluster and the Jeri cluster.

He said two clusters are from Sabah while one is from Johor.

“The Plaza cluster in Kota Kinabalu was detected during a symptomatic individual screening on Nov 11 (Case 42,299).

“Close contact screening found 11 other individuals were positive. All have been admitted to a quarantine centre, a low-risk Covid-19 treatment centre and the Mara Skills Institute in Kota Kinabalu.

“As of Nov 15, 19 individuals have been screened, with 12 testing positive and seven negative,” he said in a statement.

On the Kalabakan cluster, he said it involves Tawau, Sabah, and the index case (Case-31,309) tested positive during a symptomatic individual screening on Oct 31.

He said close contact screening found another 21 people testing positive.

As of yesterday, 22 people from this cluster were screened and all tested positive, he said, adding that all were admitted to Tawau Hospital.

The Jeri cluster involves Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Muar in Johor.

He said the index case for the cluster tested positive after an international border screening in Singapore on Nov 6.

“Close contact screening in Malaysia found that 26 other individuals tested positive and were admitted to the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Kalsom Hospital in Kluang.

“A total of 1,170 people were screened yesterday, with 26 people testing positive, 535 negative and 609 are awaiting results,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also said the Bah Arnad cluster in Kuching, Sarawak has officially ended.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/641306/three-new-covid-19-clusters-detected-sabah-johor

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