Covid-19: No new clusters identified, remains at 133

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of active Covid-19 clusters remains at 133 on Saturday (Oct 31), as no new clusters were detected.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said of the 659 cases recorded as of noon, there was one imported case involving a Bangladesh national.

"In Sabah, of the 529 cases recorded on Saturday, 205 cases were from existing active clusters while 203 were from close contact screenings and 121 remaining cases there were from other screenings.

"In Selangor, of the 54 cases identified, 18 were from existing active clusters, with 22 cases from close contact screenings and 14 remaining cases from other screenings," he said in his daily briefing on Saturday.

He said in Negri Sembilan, of the 25 cases, 16 were from existing active clusters, while two others were from close contact screenings, two from severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and five cases from other screenings.

"In Labuan, of the 12 cases recorded, five were from existing active clusters, with six others from close contact screenings and one case from other screenings.

"Of the 11 cases in Kuala Lumpur, nine were from existing active clusters while two others were from other screenings," he said, adding that in Sarawak, of the nine cases, six were from existing clusters, one from close contact screenings, one from a SARI case, and one from other screenings.

He said in Perak, four cases were from existing clusters, while two cases were from other screenings.

"Kedah and Terengganu recorded two cases respectively from existing clusters, while in Penang, the two cases recorded were from close contact screening.

"The case in Pahang was identified from an existing cluster, while the case in Kelantan was identified from close contact screenings," he said.

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