Covid-19: Bakti Cluster Recorded Highest Rise in New Cases on Dec 7

PUTRAJAYA: The Bakti cluster, linked to the Seremban Prison, has recorded the highest rise in new cases out of the country’s 187 active Covid-19 clusters on Monday (Dec 7).

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Bakti cluster alone reported 500 infections out of the country’s 1,600 new cases on Monday.

The cluster has confirmed 939 positive cases as of Monday, with 279 patients already recovered and discharged.

Earlier, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the extension of the enhanced movement control order (MCO) at the Seremban Prison and staff quarters to Dec 21.

The enhanced MCO implemented there was enforced on Nov 23.

The Batu Tujuh cluster in Johor recorded the second highest hike on Monday with 53 new cases, followed by the Tembok cluster in Kedah with 49 new cases.

The country’s largest cluster ever – the Teratai cluster – saw only one new case on Monday, taking its tally to 5,179 cases.

The Teratai cluster is linked to workers of glove manufacturer Top Glove and the infections, which originated in Klang, have spread to districts in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

So far, 3,869 positive cases under the Teratai cluster have been discharged.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced the detection of two new infection clusters.

One of them, named the Malawati cluster, is based at the Kuala Selangor district and 14 positive cases have been confirmed linked to the cluster.

The index case, a 47-year-old man, tested positive on Nov 30 after developing symptoms.

The other cluster – the Tapak Bina Awan Lembah cluster – is linked to a construction site in the Titiwangsa district, Kuala Lumpur.

The index cases of this cluster are two Malaysian men, aged 26 and 40 who are workers at the construction site.

They both tested positive for Covid-19 on Dec 4, after one of them developed symptoms.

Dr Noor Hisham said as of Monday, 441 individuals related to the cluster have been tested for Covid-19 – of which 35 have been confirmed as positive cases.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/12/07/covid-19-bakti-cluster-recorded-highest-rise-in-new-cases-on-dec-7

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