Selangor numbers spike with new cases from Top Glove-linked Teratai cluster


PETALING JAYA: An existing Covid-19 cluster linked to a Top Glove factory in Selangor contributed to almost half of the latest 1,096 cases reported in the country.

The Teratai cluster reported 504 new cases, raising total cases from the cluster to 1,457, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham said that in total 5,762 people have been screened in the cluster which emerged on Nov 7.

The cluster involving people from Klang, Kuala Selangor, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak, Kepong and Cheras has 1,310 active cases, with 147 individuals discharged so far.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Tembok cluster in Kedah and Perak reported 42 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the cluster to 2,056. Of this, 1,577 persons have been discharged.

To date, the number of Covid-19 infections stand at 54,775, with 12,843 active cases. Recoveries total 41,597 or 75.9%.

Dr Noor Hisham said 1,104 patients recovered over the last 24 hours.

There were three fatalities recorded in Sabah, bringing the death toll to 335.

The DG said three new Covid-19 clusters were reported, bringing the total number of clusters in the country to 330.

The 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 persons screened.

The index case was detected following a workplace screening for the virus, he added.

The Bakti cluster was detected at a prison in Seremban, with the index case being a prisoner who was found positive following a screening for newly arrived inmates.

Dr Noor Hisham said that the Bayam Indah cluster in Kulim and Kuala Muda in Kedah reported 10 positive cases from 70 persons screened.

Of the 330 clusters in the country, 167 are still considered active.

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