Covid-19: Sarawak prison with 160 new infections among 10 new clusters detected


PETALING JAYA: A total of 10 new Covid-19 clusters were reported in the country on Sunday (April 4), with a prison cluster in Sarawak alone reporting 160 new infections.

The Tembok Sri Aman cluster was discovered after a screening of detainees at the Sri Aman Prison on March 30.

Of the other nine new clusters reported, five were detected at workplaces and four were community linked, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement.

The Jalan Maju Cermerlang cluster reported 11 infections following a screening of a factory in Ulu Tiram, Johor Baru, while the Jalan Murni Satu cluster involving an education centre in Kluang reported 15 infections.

The Jalan Suasana cluster in Hulu Langat, Selangor linked to an education centre reported 19 new cases, while the Danan Cluster in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, also linked to an education centre, recorded 17 cases.

The Jalan Alamanda cluster in Putrajaya and Sepang is linked to three business centres, where 12 people tested positive.

There were two community linked clusters in Sarawak, with the Sungai Mapong cluster in Sibu and Meradong recording 17 cases while the Sungai Rassau cluster in Matu and Sibu reporting 11 cases.

The Rich Park cluster in Tawau and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah is linked to a social event in Tawau.

It reported 17 cases while the Batu Lapan Lekir cluster in Manjung, Perak detected 14 infections.

A total of 1,405 clusters have been reported in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with 359 of them still active and 1,046 considered to have ended.

Of the active clusters, 66 reported new cases with the highest being the Tembok Sri Aman cluster, the Jalan Jelawat cluster with 70 cases, and Jalan Western cluster with 30 cases.

Malaysia has 350,959 infections, of which 14,509 are still active.

There were also two deaths reported, with the total death toll now at 1,288 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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