Malaysia’s Health Ministry has detected a cluster stemming from an individual with a travel history to Italy, says its secretary-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He identified the patient as case number 1,580.
“From that cluster, about 37 people tested Covid-19 positive and there were 5 related deaths.. and 1 critical case in the intensive care unit,” he told a news conference on Sunday (April 5). “This cluster has infections up to the third generation.”
He has previoulsy said that the so-called Tabligh cluster – stemming from a mass gathering at a mosque in Sri Petaling district in Kuala Lumpur at the end of February – had caused some 50 per cent of total cases in Malaysia and half the total deaths.
There were 131 new Covid-19 cases reported on Monday (Apr 6 ), bringing the total to 3,793, he said.
One more deaths were recorded, bringing total fatalities to 62. A total of 102 cases were being treated in the intensive care units (ICU) and 54 of those cases needed ventilators.
Dr Noor Hisham urged members of the public to be forthcoming with information should they have any travel history or history of attending gatherings or having close contact with Covid-19 patients.
Source : Oriental Daily