Covid-19: Three new clusters detected bringing total to 330


PETALING JAYA: Three new Covid-19 clusters were reported in the country on Sunday (Nov 22), bringing the total number of clusters in the country to 330 since the pandemic started, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said the new Pengkalan Barat cluster, involving the southwestern districts of Penang, as well as Kerian, Kuala Kangsar and Kinta in Perak, had 19 positive cases out of 251 individuals screened.

The index case was detected following a workplace screening, he said in a statement on Sunday.

The new Bakti cluster was detected at a prison in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, with the index case being a prisoner who was found positive when screening new inmates.

A total of 481 individuals have been screened so far, with 16 testing positive.

Dr Noor Hisham said that the third new Bayam Indah cluster in Kulim and Kuala Muda in Kedah had reported 10 positive cases out of 70 individuals screened.

Of the 330 reported clusters in the country, 163 have ended while 167 are still active. Of the active clusters, 54 reported new cases.

The Teratai cluster has 504 new cases followed by the Tembok cluster (42) and the Kaya cluster (20).

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