MoH identifies Mambong cluster in Kuching as new Covid-19 cluster

The statistics of the Mambong cluster which has been identified by the Ministry of Health as a new cluster for Covid-19 today. Photo Credit: Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Ministry of Health Malaysia.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 16: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has identified a new cluster in Kuching called the Mambong cluster for Covid-19.

Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cluster involved two positive cases of Covid-19.

He added one case involved a local while another case was an Indonesian

“There are no new cases today from the 14 active clusters in Malaysia.

“But there is a new cluster which MoH has identified, that is the Mambong cluster. It involved a company which is located in Mambong (Kuching).

“Until noon July 16 (today), there are two Covid-19 cases reported in the cluster.

“This cluster was identified following the second Covid-19 case as a result of Covid-19 swab test conducted at the company that was linked to index case number 8,732,” he said during a press conference on the national Covid-19 updates at MoH’s headquarters at Putrajaya today.

He added the index case for the cluster has shown symptoms of Covid-19 on July 12 and was confirmed to be Covid-19 on July 14 after he underwent screening at a health facility.

Subsequently, Dr Noor Hisham said investigation of close contacts were carried out at the company.

He revealed that at present, 70 person-under-investigation for the Mambong cluster have been identified with all of them undergone the Covid-19 swab test

Dr Noor Hisham said two persons from the cluster were tested positive while the remaining 68 PUI were awaiting laboratory test results.

He said disinfection and sanitisation exercises have been conducted at the company’s premises.

Nonetheless, Dr Noor Hisham revealed that the source of the Covid-19 infection for the Mambong cluster is still under investigation. —DayakDaily