Covid-19: Four new clusters detected with three in Sabah and one in Selangor


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has detected four new Covid-19 clusters on Thursday (Dec 3), of which three are in Sabah and one in Selangor, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

In a statement, the Health director-general said with the addition of the new clusters, there are now 184 active clusters spread across the country.

The cluster in Selangor, dubbed the Monsoon cluster, is based in the Petaling district.

“The index case of the Monsoon cluster tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 29 through a screening conducted on symptomatic individuals, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Through contact tracing activities, the ministry found a total of 19 cases linked to this cluster.

Another two of the new clusters have been detected in the Lahad Datu district.

One of them, dubbed the Jalan Kilang cluster, was discovered from a screening conducted on workers of a factory on Nov 15.

“As of Dec 3, a total of 104 individuals have been screened with 24 confirmed cases linked to this cluster, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

The Perdana Enam cluster in Lahad Datu is linked to 25 cases after 213 individuals were tested.

The fourth cluster is known as the Jalan Kubota cluster and involves the district of Tawau.

“The index case of the Jalan Kubota cluster tested Covid-19 positive on Nov 25, through a screening conducted on individuals with symptoms.

“So far, 72 individuals related to the cluster have been tested, with 14 testing positive for Covid-19, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

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