Covid-19: Nine new clusters identified, five linked to workplaces


PETALING JAYA: Nine new Covid-19 clusters have been identified, five of them involving workplaces and four from among the community.

Read more here: Covid-19: 1,199 new cases bring total to 340,642, two more deaths

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new clusters are Inanam Taipan in Sabah, Jalan Kastam Baru (Sabah), Jalan Hong Kong (Johor), Tapak Bina Bulatan Pandan (KL), Jalan Putra Square (Pahang), Jalan Gridbid (Sarawak), Kampung Baru Hilir (Sarawak), Jalan Tanjung Kirudong (Sarawak) and Gong Kulim (Kelantan).

"Ten clusters also ended on Saturday, which makes it 392 active clusters in the country now," he said.

The clusters which ended are Jalan Gemilang Satu, Jalan Scientex Jaya, Kampung Pulau Raja, Jalan Putra Silang, Tapak Bina Persiaran Puteri, Casa Permai, Renggam, Seruling, Jalan Mega Teknologi and Tapak Bina Persiaran Mutiara.

He also noted that 66 clusters recorded new cases on Saturday, with the highest from the new Kampung Baru Hilir cluster with 29 cases and the Persiaran Cassia Selatan cluster with 25 cases.

Of the 1,199 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (March 27), five were imported cases.

Out of the 1,194 local cases, 80.3% of them (959 cases) involved Malaysians while the rest were foreigners.

According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, there are still 14,209 active cases nationwide.

He said the two death cases were both men aged 52 and 60 from Sabah and Penang.

The victim from Sabah had a history of chronic liver disease, while the one from Penang, who is a foreigner, had comorbidities.

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