Covid-19: 12 new clusters detected, including Subang Dua cluster in Selangor with 153 infections

KUALA LUMPUR (March 17): Twelve new Covid-19 clusters have been identified, of which eight are linked to workplaces, two are community infections while one each is related to a detention centre and an imported case, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a statement today, he said one of the workplace clusters known as the Subang Dua cluster had 153 infections from 602 individuals who went for screenings.

He said, several positive cases in the cluster were detected on March 16 through targeted screenings in a factory located on Jalan Subang 2, Taman Perindustrian Subang in Petaling, Selangor.

Other workplace clusters are: the Jalan Lada Sulah cluster in Selangor with 18 infections; the Meranti Jaya cluster in Selangor (eight); the Jalan Merpati cluster in Sarawak (51); the Kayu Gading cluster in Johor (36); the Jalan Perdana cluster in Negeri Sembilan (23); the Jalan Long Yunus cluster in Kelantan (23); and the Banggol Lepah cluster in Kelantan (41).

The two community infection clusters are the Jalan Hang Tuah cluster in Johor with 20 infections and the Taman Ria Enam cluster in Sabah with 16 infections.

Meanwhile, the Temboh Muhasabah cluster — linked to a detention centre in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan — had 49 infections.

As for the imported cluster of infections, known as the Andromeda cluster in Muar, Johor, there were six infections.

To date, there are 1,267 clusters in the country, of which 838 have ended, according to Dr Noor Hisham.

Malaysia today registered 1,219 new Covid-19 cases, a slight increase from the 1,063 reported yesterday, but marking the 12th consecutive day that new cases stayed below the 2,000 mark.

This brought the country’s coronavirus infection tally to 327,253.