COVID-19: MOH identifies new cluster in Pengerang, 15 positive cases detected


The Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a new cluster which originated in Pengerang, Johor.

Health director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said the index case (case 1508) of the cluster started experiencing symptoms on March 12.

“The patient was treated at a private clinic on March 16 and suspected of having dengue fever.

“The following day, the patient went to several places to visit relatives in Selangor before returning to Pengerang on March 18,” he told a daily press conference on COVID-19 here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said the patient’s condition began to deteriorate and was admitted to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor on March 20 in critical condition.