Covid-19: Four new clusters identified, bring total active clusters to 85

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  • Sunday, 18 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Four new Covid-19 clusters have been identified, says the Health Ministry on Sunday (Oct 18).

The Bah Layangan cluster, involving Labuan and Rembau in Negri Sembilan, has 13 positive cases so far.

In Seberang Prai, Penang, authorities uncovered what it called the Alma cluster, which has seven cases.

Another cluster, dubbed the Auto cluster, has been found in the Petaling district, Kuala Langat and Klang. Eight cases have been linked to the cluster.

The fourth cluster is the Kepayan Prison cluster in Kota Kinabalu, which involves 49 cases.

As of Oct 18, the country has 85 active clusters.

"From the 85 clusters still active, 31 clusters have seen an increase in cases," said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily press conference on Sunday.

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