Covid-19: New Bakau Cluster identified in Semporna

Covid-19 file pic

KUCHING, Sept 19: The Ministry of Health has announced a new Covid-19 cluster today, identified as Bakau Cluster in Semporna, Sabah.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement disclosed that the cluster index case is a Filipino woman which was the 129th fatality case reported on Sept 19.

“Covid-19 screening made on this index case was found positive on Sept 16. Following that, close contact screening were immediately conducted and two more cases were tested positive.

“The two positive cases involved one Malaysian and one Filipino citizen. They are now being treated at Tawau Hospital,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

As at 12 noon, today, he revealed that a total of 109 individuals were screened, of which three tested positive while the remaining 106 are awaiting results.

The cause of the infection is still under investigation.-DayakDaily