3 New Workplace Linked Covid-19 Clusters Detected Today

KUALA LUMPUR: Three new workplace linked Covid-19 clusters have been identified in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah as of noon today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the three new clusters brings the total number of active clusters in the country to 189.

The Bukit Gemok cluster in Tawau, Sabah, reported 10 positive cases, after the screening of 71 individuals.

The index case for this cluster tested positive on Dec 5.

Dr Noor Hisham said the new Bina Cendana construction site cluster reported 11 new cases, and was found in Lembah Pantai, Titiwangsa, and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur.

“The initial cases for this cluster were reported to be positive starting Dec 10, after a targeted screening at the workplace involving a construction site.

“To date, 175 people had been screened,” he said, adding that the positive cases involved one Malaysian and 10 foreigners.

Meanwhile, the Dang Mutiara Cluster saw 10 positive cases, reported in Gombak, Selangor and Dungun and Kemaman in Terengganu.

Dr Noor Hisham said the index case of this cluster tested positive on Dec 9, after an oil rig sign-on screening event.

The patient, he added, had since been admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

“As of Dec 12, 102 individuals have been screened.”

He also said of the 189 active clusters, 56 reported an increase in cases, with the Penjara Jalan Harapan cluster logging the highest number of cases at 565.

The Rumah Merah cluster recorded 112 new cases while the Berangan Construction Site cluster logged 69 cases

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said four clusters has ceased, namely the Abell cluster in Sarawak, Seridana cluster in Putrajaya, and the Limbangan and Bina Labuan clusters in Labuan.

To date, 221 clusters had ended.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/12/648892/3-new-workplace-linked-covid-19-clusters-detected-today

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