Health DG: Bakti cluster in Negri recorded highest number of new Covid-19 cases Thursday (Nov 26)


PUTRAJAYA: The Bakti Covid-19 cluster in Negri Sembilan, which is linked to a prison in Seremban, reported the most number of new infections on Thursday (Nov 26) with 95 cases.

This is the second day in a row the cluster has recorded the highest daily number of cases in the country.

The Bakti cluster, which originated from a prison inmate who tested Covid-19 positive on Nov 22, now has a total of 424 cases.

A total of 1,450 individuals related to the cluster have been screened.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 103 or 11% of the country’s 935 new cases on Thursday are attributed to prison clusters.

This includes the Bakti cluster (95 cases), Tembok cluster (five), the GK Tawau cluster (two) and Kepayan prison cluster (one).

The Teratai cluster, which is linked to the outbreak among Top Glove workers, recorded 30 new cases.

The cluster, which is the country’s biggest ever Covid-19 infection cluster throughout the pandemic, currently has 4,093 cases.

A total of 6,526 individuals linked to the cluster have been tested, while 455 patients have recovered and been discharged so far.

As of Nov 26, there are 345 active clusters in the country, with six new clusters recorded the same day.

The clusters are Bot Biru cluster (Sabah, 13 cases); Gemilang cluster (Johor, 26 cases); Tapak Bina Sungai Udang cluster (Kuala Lumpur, 11); Chengal (Kelantan, 15); and Damar Laut cluster (Penang and Kedah, five).

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