Covid-19: 13 new clusters identified, 11 linked to workplaces

PETALING JAYA: A total of 13 new Covid-19 clusters were detected on Friday (March 26), with 11 of them linked to workplaces, while two were community-based.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said three clusters were located in Johor, while two clusters were reported in Selangor, Sabah, Kelantan, Sarawak and Penang respectively.

A total of 22 cases have been detected in the Tapak Bina Jalan Atmosphere cluster in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, while 65 cases have been reported at the Tapak Bina Sungai Emas cluster in Kuala Langat.

The Lebuhraya Kampung Jawa cluster in several districts in Penang has reported 92 positive cases after screening at a factory, while the Persiaran Cassia Selatan cluster in Penang and Perak has seen 66 positive cases, also linked to a factory.

A total of 24 cases have been detected in the Taman Brick cluster in Johor Baru and Pontian, involving a recreational centre, while 12 cases have been detected in the Jalan Gemilang Sukan cluster, following the screening of a factory in Ulu Tiram.

A total of nine positive cases were detected at an educational centre in the Jalan Sungai Chat cluster in Johor Baru, after screening of an individual with symptoms.

The Paya Bemban cluster is linked to a business premises in Kota Baru, Kelantan with 30 positive cases while the Pengkalan Nangka Tumpat cluster, linked to a community in Tumpat has 20 reported cases

The Sawait Sebrang cluster linked to a factory in Lahad Datu has reported nine positive cases while the Kolam Lintas cluster which is linked to a service company has reported seven cases in Penampang and Putatan, Sabah.

The Lorong Desa Senadin cluster in Sarawak is linked to a training institute in Miri, with 30 cases detected while the Batu Gong cluster, which has reported 50 cases is linked to a locality in Serian.

All together, a total of 1,335 clusters have been reported in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with 393 of them still active and 942 considered to have ended.

Of the active clusters, 61 of them reported new cases with the highest being the Tapak Bina Persiaran Freesia cluster with 50 cases followed by the Persiaran Cassia Selatan cluster with 33 cases.

Malaysia now has 300,752 infections, of which 26,205 were considered to be active.

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