Fifteen people who attended prayers at a mosque in Taman Mahsuri, Jitra in Kedah have died within the span of two weeks.
According to NST, Kedah health and local government committee chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Hayati Othman said yesterday (13 June) that all of them passed away due to Covid-19 infection. Their deaths occurred two weeks ago after the virus spread among them back in May.
“Yes… until today, 15 people have died. This information was obtained from the Kedah state health department. The virus spread among the Taman Mahsuri cluster and the area was also placed under enhanced movement control order for two weeks from 18 to 31 May,” he said when responding to a 32-second video clip honouring those who had died.
Dr Mohd Hayati said the deaths only proved that Covid-19 is extremely dangerous and could claim many lives within a short span of time.
“We hope this virus will go away soon. We also hope that the people will continue to register for vaccination so that we can develop herd immunity as soon as possible,” he urged.
Back in May, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Health Ministry had reported a spike in new Covid-19 cases as well as a high infectivity rate in nine localities in Bandar Darulaman and Lubuk Kawah, Jitra.
The localities concerned were Taman Mahsuri 2A, Taman Mahsuri 2B, Taman Mahsuri 2C, Pusat Perniagaan Bandar Barat, Kampung Paya Kerchut, Taman Tunku Anum, Kampung Lubuk Kawah, Taman Desa Tanjung and Taman Desa Darul Aman Mukim Naga.
The Health Ministry had then conducted 207 screenings in the localities, with 94 people testing positive for the virus.