KUALA LUMPUR: Four new Covid-19 clusters were detected nationwide today, as the number of positive cases continues to climb.
The new clusters are the Sungai Mulia construction site cluster in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur; the Batu Lima cluster in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; the Yayasan cluster in Klang, Selangor; and the Hilir cluster involving Kota Baru, Tumpat, Bachok and Pasir Puteh in Kelantan.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said as of today, 124 people linked to the Sungai Mulia construction site cluster have been screened, with 23 testing Covid-19 positive.
“Early cases in this cluster were reported on Nov 29 as a result of workplace screening at a construction site,” he said in a statement today.
As for the Batu Lima cluster, he said the index case (Case-50,994) was confirmed positive on Nov 19 following a screening of symptomatic individuals.
“As of today, 118 people have been screened, with 49 testing positive.”
On the Yayasan cluster, he said its index case (Case 52,340) was detected positive on Nov 20 following a symptomatic individual screening.
“As of Nov 29, 190 people have been screened, of which 21 were confirmed positive.”
For the Hilir cluster, Dr Noor Hisham said the index case (Case 58,845) was confirmed positive on Nov 24 following the screening of symptomatic individuals.
“A total of 975 people connected to this cluster have been screened to date, with 21 testing Covid-19 positive.”
Dr Noor Hisham noted that as of Nov 29, a total of 359 clusters have been registered since the epidemic began, including the four new clusters reported today.
“The total number of clusters that have ended is 176, including the Megah cluster that ended today.
“This brings the total number of active clusters monitored to 183. Of that number, 49 clusters reported an increase in cases (today).
“The clusters that reported the highest increases in new cases today were the Awan Baru construction site cluster (367 cases), the Bintang cluster (76 cases) and the Bayam cluster (52 cases),” he added.