KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 6): The Health Ministry today detected three new Covid-19 clusters in the country over the last 24 hours, with 212 total infections.
Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said they are the Ceram cluster in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan; the Pulau Berhala cluster in Sandakan, Sabah; and the Jalan Tampoi cluster in Johor Bahru, Johor.
According to Dr Noor Hisham’s statement, the Ceram cluster reported 171 positive cases as of today, from 450 individuals who went for Covid-19 screening.
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The index case of the cluster tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 30 through symptomatic screening.
For the Pulau Berhala cluster, the index case was found positive for the virus on Nov 20 as a result of community screenings.
A total of 208 individuals were screened, of which 24 of them tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the index case of the Jalan Tampoi cluster was found positive for Covid-19 on Dec 1 through symptomatic screening. A total of 212 people have been screened, with 17 testing positive.
About 388 Covid-19 clusters have been reported by the Health Ministry.
On the other hand, a total of 201 clusters have been declared ended including the three clusters today, namely the Palma cluster and the Merpati cluster in Selangor, as well as the Makekar cluster in Terengganu and Selangor, as no new cases were reported in 28 days.
Malaysia logged 1,335 new Covid-19 cases, bringing total infections to 72,694.
Meanwhile, 1,069 recoveries were recorded today, bringing the number of recoveries in the country to 61,273 or 84.3% of all total cases.
The ministry also announced two new deaths, raising the total number of fatalities from Covid-19 to 382 cases.