2 new Covid-19 clusters in Selangor and Sabah

Selangor started offering free screening to all residents who had a history of travel to Sabah between Sept 20 till Sept 26 at all Selcare clinic branches.

PUTRAJAYA: The health ministry reported two new Covid-19 clusters today in Sabah and Selangor.

These are the Kau Sing cluster in Sabah and the Embun cluster in Selangor.

The index case for the cluster in Selangor was a 41-year-old Malaysian man, first identified as positive with the virus through individual symptomatic screenings on Sept 29. He was subsequently admitted to Hospital Sungai Buloh.

Following that, close contact screenings found four more positive cases.

All positive cases from the cluster involved Malaysians.

As of noon today, 52 individuals had been screened, with 21 found negative and 26 still waiting for results.

On the Kau Sing cluster in Sabah, Noor Hisham said it was first identified in Tawau, with seven cases involving five Malaysians and two foreigners.

The index case in the cluster was a 29-year-old Malaysian man who tested positive through individual symptomatic screenings on Sept 25. He was then admitted to Hospital Tawau.

A total of 27 people were screened and another six cases were identified. Nine people tested negative and 11 are still waiting for results.

Noor Hisham said the ministry was still probing the source of the infection in both clusters.

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