Baby In Kelantan Contracts COVID-19 From A Relative Who Came Back From Sabah

There are 1,121 active cases in the country, which is about a whopping 10% of the total cumulative cases.

Cover image via Bernama via New Straits Times & Berita Harian

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.

Image for illustration purposes only.

Image via Bernama via New Straits Times

"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."

Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital.

Image via OneStopList

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.

Keep practising physical distancing and wash your hands often. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

The spread of COVID-19 in Selangor is currently faster than in Sabah:

Read more COVID-19 updates here:

You may be interested in: