DG: 957 new cases found, majority from Sabah


PETALING JAYA: A total of 957 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the country, with the majority emerging in Sabah, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He noted that Sabah recorded 644 cases, while the Klang Valley (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) reported 230

cases.

“The four areas contributed 874 cases. This is due to more close contact screening activities and screening at conditional movement control order (MCO) areas in Plaza Hentian Kajang, where 91 new cases were recorded.

“All these places are currently under the conditional MCO, ” he said yesterday.

He noted that Penang, Labuan, Terengganu, Sarawak, Negri Sembilan and Perak recorded 23,18,15,11, eight and five cases respectively.

Kedah, Melaka and Johor recorded one new case each.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 80 cases came from temporary detention centres and the prison clusters at the Tawau temporary detention centre (54 cases), Seberang Perai Prison cluster (14), Kepayan Prison cluster (six), Benteng LD cluster (three) and the Rumah Merah cluster (three).

Dr Noor Hisham noted that two new clusters were detected in Selangor and Penang.

The Usaha cluster was detected in Klang and Petaling in Selangor.

“The index case of this cluster was detected from a symptomatic screening of an individual on Oct 30, ” he said.

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