Covid-19: Seven new clusters detected, four linked to workplaces


PETALING JAYA: Seven new Covid-19 clusters were recorded on Friday (April 9) with two involving education centres.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said four were workplace clusters while the remaining three were from the community.

Sabah and Sarawak recorded two new clusters each - the Sim-Sim cluster, Batu Lima Jalan Sibuga cluster, Sungai Gemuan cluster and Disso cluster.

Selangor/Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang each recorded one new cluster known as the Taman Bukit Pantai cluster, Jalan Ismail Sultan cluster, and the Sungai Kluang Satu cluster, respectively.

A community cluster in Sarawak known as the Sungai Gemuan cluster was detected in Maradong.

"The index case in this cluster tested positive on March 28 after a symptomatic individual screening.

"This cluster involves a community in Sungai Gemuan, Meradong," Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement on Friday.

As of April 9, Dr Noor Hisham said, 260 individuals have been screened with 39 testing positive.

In the Disso community cluster detected in Saratok, Sarawak, Dr Noor Hisham said the index case tested positive on March 31 after a symptomatic individual screening.

To date, he said 208 individuals in this cluster have been screened with 24 testing positive.

In Sabah, the Sim-Sim community cluster was detected in Sandakan after the index case tested positive on April 5 after a symptomatic individual screening, he added.

"The cluster involves a community in Jalan Buli Sim Sim, Sandakan," he said, adding that so far, 21 individuals have been screened with 15 testing positive.

In the Batu Lima Jalan Sibuga cluster, Dr Noor Hisham said the workplace cluster was also detected in Sandakan, adding that it involves students and employees at an education centre in Batu 5, Jalan Sibuga.

"The index case tested positive on March 31 after a symptomatic individual screening. So far, 144 individuals have been screened and eight tested positive,” he said.

In Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, the Taman Bukit Pantai workplace cluster was detected through a symptomatic individual screening on April 7.

"This cluster involves students at an education centre located in Taman Bukit Pantai, Kuala Lumpur," he said, adding that 74 individuals have been screened and 20 tested positive.

In Johor, the workplace cluster known as the Jalan Ismail Sultan cluster was detected in Johor Baru.

The index case was also detected from a symptomatic individual screening on March 29.

"This cluster involves supermarket workers located at Jalan Ismail Sultan, Gelang Patah. To date, 138 individuals have been screened, with 36 testing positive,” he said.

In Penang, the Sungai Kluang Satu workplace cluster involves the south-west and north-east regions of Seberang Prai Utara, Seberang Prai Tengah and Seberang Prai Selatan in Penang.

The cases in this cluster tested positive on April 4 through a targeted screening of workers at a factory in Hilir Sungai Kluang 1, Zon Perindustrian Bebas Bayan Lepas, Barat Daya.

So far, Dr Noor Hisham said, 1,769 individuals have been screened and 79 tested positive.

There are 342 active clusters as of April 9.

The total number of clusters recorded to date stands at 1,442.

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