Covid-19: KL construction workers cluster contributed most cases Friday (Nov 27)


PUTRAJAYA: A new Covid-19 cluster in Kuala Lumpur linked to construction workers has the highest increase in cases out of all clusters on Friday (Nov 27).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cluster, dubbed the Tapak Bina Puteh Lama cluster, has 139 positive cases.

“This cluster involves the Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur. The cases in this cluster were detected from a targeted screening on workers at construction sites.

“As of Nov 27, 820 individuals have been screened, with 139 confirmed as Covid-19 positive,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a press conference on Friday.

The Tapak Bina Puteh Lama cluster is one of the four new infection clusters classified by the Health Ministry on Friday.

The Jalan Haruan cluster on Seremban, which is another new cluster detected by the Health Ministry, has 118 confirmed cases – the second highest for the day.

Dr Noor Hisham said the cases were detected from a screening conducted on factory workers on Nov 26.

“So far, a total of 300 people have been tested under this cluster and 118 have been found to be Covid-19 positive.

“This involves 10 Malaysians and 108 foreigners,” he said.

The other new clusters reported on Friday are the Jalan Tuaran cluster in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (43 cases) and the Beringin cluster in Penang (37 cases), both linked to screening at workplaces.

The Teratai cluster, which is linked to the outbreak among Top Glove workers, recorded 31 new cases.

With 4,123 confirmed cases as of Friday, the Teratai cluster is presently the country's biggest ever Covid-19 infection cluster since the pandemic.

There are now 146 active clusters in the country.

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