A 17-month-old baby has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kelantan yesterday, 30 September, and is currently receiving treatment at a hospital
According to New Straits Times, the baby contracted COVID-19 from a relative who visited Sabah between 19 and 22 September.
State Health Department director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the person - Case 162 in the state - tested positive on Monday, 29 September.
The person eventually transmitted the virus to his 25-year-old younger brother and the baby boy, whose case numbers are Case 163 and Case 164 respectively.
"Samples from the two cases were taken on 29 September during close contact screening for Case 162 – and both were confirmed positive for COVID-19," said Dr Zaini
The baby was sent to Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital for treatment, while the 25-year-old patient has been warded at Tumpat Hospital.
"Preventive measures and efforts to contain the virus are being carried out by the Kota Bharu district health office," added the head of Kelantan's Health Department.
"The public is advised to adhere to standard operating procedures by practising physical distancing, wearing face masks while in public places, and avoiding handshakes, touching, and hugging."
On the last day of September, Malaysia recorded 89 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths
Four new clusters were detected yesterday and they are located in Kedah and Johor, with the remaining two in Sabah, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
12 out of 13 states in Malaysia recorded new COVID-19 cases, with only Terengganu reporting no new cases.
There are 1,121 active cases in the country, which is about a whopping 10% of the total cumulative cases that currently stands at 11,224.
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