The Health Ministry has confirmed a new Covid-19 cluster, involving 19 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally to 55 today. All 19 cases were first and second generation cases linked to patient 26, an Uda Holdings Bhd board member, who tested positive on March 1.
Patient 26 had a history of travel to Shanghai, China in January, somehow he did not show any symptoms until six weeks later. (🤔 Is 14 days quarantine safe? )
“After 11 days without new reported cases, a second wave began on Feb 27. As of March 4, the second wave has recorded 28 positive cases (which are cases 23 to 50),” said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today.
“The new cluster involves case 26. Based on investigations and contact tracing carried out to date, 258 close contacts of case 26 have been detected. This brings the total number of 26 positive cases in this cluster to 26 cases.”
It added that from the total, 18 cases ( 1st Generation) and 8 cases ( 2nd Generation) were found positive as of 5 Mar, 29 negative, while 211 were still awaiting test results. Which means, we might have more people infected ..
Patient 26 had been involved in several activities. Among the activities stated by the health ministry were:
Meanwhile, the ministry has advised companies and organisations with positive cases against closing offices, adding that it was sufficient to conduct disinfection process.
“At the same time, the public is asked not to spread any information that could cause panic.
“Investigations into this cluster are ongoing. Therefore, the ministry hopes that everyone will remain calm and continue cooperating by giving accurate information when contacted or identified as a close contact.”