PUTRAJAYA: New Covid-19 cases in the country have returned to four figures, with workplace clusters contributing to the rise.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,109 new cases, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 61,861.
He said the Health Ministry had detected four new clusters linked to workplace screening. A Covid-19 cluster in Kuala Lumpur linked to construction workers had the highest increase.
The new Tapak Bina Puteh Lama cluster has 139 positive cases. “This cluster involves the district of Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur. The cases in this cluster were detected by targeted screening at construction sites.
“As of Nov 27,820 individuals have been screened, with 139 confirmed as Covid-19 positive, ” Dr Noor Hisham said here yesterday. The Jalan Haruan cluster in Seremban recorded 118 confirmed cases – the second highest for the day.
Dr Noor Hisham said the cases were detected by screenings on factory workers on Thursday.
“So far, 300 people have been tested under this cluster and 118 have been found to be positive. This involves 10 Malaysians and 108 foreigners, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
The other new clusters reported yesterday are the Jalan Tuaran cluster in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (43 cases) and Beringin cluster in Penang (37 cases).
Meanwhile, the Teratai clusterlinked to the outbreak among workers of glove manufacturer Top Glove, recorded 31 new cases.
With 4,123 confirmed cases as of yesterday, the Teratai cluster is at present the country’s biggest ever Covid-19 infection cluster. There are now 146 active clusters in the country.
Dr Noor Hisham said 1,148 more patients had been discharged, .
In total, 50,204 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in the country. Active cases have gone down to 11,307.
Sabah recorded 441 new cases.
Selangor recorded the second highest number of cases out of all states with 175, followed by Negri Sembilan with 167 cases.
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