Health DG: 16 Covid-19 clusters end, 10 new ones emerge


PETALING JAYA: Ten new clusters have been identified in Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Penang, Kelantan and Perak.

Read more here: Covid-19: 2,253 new cases, 11 more deaths bring total fatalities to 1,111

In a statement on Friday (Feb 26), Health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 16 clusters also ended on Friday.

"Eight of the new clusters identified were related to the workplace, with the remaining two identified as community clusters.

"In Selangor, the Persiaran Freesia construction site, Teknologi Emas, Jalan Jenjarum and Bukit Putra clusters were identified and were workplace clusters," he said.

He said in Johor, the Simpang Tiga Muar and Jalan Mega Satu clusters were identified, while in Sabah and Penang, the Merotai Besar and Genting Terang clusters were identified as workplace clusters.

"The two community clusters were the Kampung Telekong and Kampung Columbia clusters at Kelantan and Perak respectively," he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said the clusters which have ended were the Kompleks Segamaha, Lebuh Puteri construction site, Flora construction site, Taman Batik, Jalan Tengar, Jalan Slim, Kejaya, Ladang Sebrang, Bukit Gelugor, Jalan Kota Burok, Keluli Tujuh, Kampung Tanah Merah, Jalan Empayar, Jalan Bistari Dua, Pulau Lima, and Jalan Rusa Scientex clusters.

"There are currently 493 active clusters, with 91 of them reporting additional cases.

"The clusters with the highest number reported today are the Jalan Changkat Jong (474 cases), Simpang Tiga Muar (55 cases), and Tembok Tapah (54 cases) clusters," he said.

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