COVID-19: Four new clusters detected – Health DG


The Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected four new clusters, two in Sabah identified as Jalan Bomba cluster and Jalan Utara cluster while in Selangor it is identified as Benteng PK cluster and in Johor, the Bakawali cluster.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the index case of the Jalan Bomba cluster was case 11,110th who is a local man with travel history to Semporna, Sabah on Sept 20.

“The patient with symptoms such as fever and cough was found positive for COVID-19 on Sept 28 2020. The case was warded at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan and close contact screening found two more COVID-19 cases on Sept 28 2020.

“The identification of close contacts and screening by the Sandakan Health office are still going on. The source of the infection is still being investigated,” he said in a media conference on the latest development of COVID-19.

On the Jalan Utara cluster, he said the cluster was identified from the screening of a health personnel at a training institute in Sandakan, Sabah with two health personnel found infected with COVID-19 on Sept 28 2020.