Covid-19: Eight new clusters detected, active clusters now at 509 in M'sia

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has detected eight new Covid-19 clusters, bringing the total number of active clusters nationwide up to 509 on Wednesday (Feb 24), says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said seven out of the new clusters were infections discovered at workplaces in Johor (three), Selangor (one) and Perak (one), while a community cluster was detected in Sabah.

He said that eight clusters had ended on Wednesday (Feb 24), bringing the total clusters which had ended to 594 clusters.

“A total of 78 clusters recorded new cases with the Sungai Gadut cluster recording the highest number of infections with 1,338 cases followed by Jalan Segambut Construction Site cluster with 174 cases and Jalan Pelabuhan cluster with 164 cases, ” he added.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said that Negeri Sembilan recorded the highest number of cases in the country with 1,392 cases followed by Selangor (581) and Kuala Lumpur (381).

He noted that the drastic rise in the number of cases in Negeri Sembilan was due to the active cases from the Sungai Gadut cluster.

The Sungai Gadut cluster was detected on Feb 22 following screening involving workers at a woodbased factory, he added.

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