Covid-19: Six new cases from Sivagangga cluster detected

PUTRAJAYA: Six of the 15 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in the country today were detected from the Sivagangga PUI (persons under investigation) Cluster, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said all of them were second-generation infections with five cases are from a family with a history of visiting one of the areas currently placed under the administrative Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Kedah.

“They have been admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Kedah, for treatment. The cause of the infection is still under investigation,” he said in a daily press conference on the development of Covid-19 here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said that another case had close contact with family members who had visited the restaurant involved in the cluster.

“The individual began to experience respiratory symptoms on Aug 2. The case tested positive for Covid-19 on Aug 5 and subsequently admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

“The patient’s family members are also screened for COVID-19 and are still waiting for the results,” he said, adding that the ministry will continue to screen for close contacts and active case detection of this cluster. -Bernama