Health DG: Eight new Covid-19 clusters identified, five linked to workplaces

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. -filepic

PETALING JAYA: A total of eight new clusters have been identified on Sunday (April 11), with five stemming from workplaces and three being community clusters, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the five workplace clusters, one was in Kelantan while two were in Selangor and another two in Sarawak.

The three community clusters are in Sarawak and Sabah.

The Jalan Zainab cluster in Kelantan, comprising of the Pasir Puteh, Bachok, Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas and Tumpat originating from a company in Jalan Sultanah Zainab, has 51 positive cases.

The Jalan Kasawari cluster in Selangor is in the Kuala Langat district involving 49 positive cases detected via targeted screening, said Dr Noor Hisham.

The Jalan Desaria cluster is in Sepang, Gombak and Hulu Langat in Selangor involved a public institution in Kampung Pulau Meranti, Puchong, with 13 positive cases so far.

Meanwhile, an educational institution is the hotspot for the Jalan Bambangan workplace cluster in Sarawak, with the cluster involving the Mukah and Dalat districts with 30 positive cases.

There are also 17 positive cases in the Jalan Badarudin cluster involving Kuching and Samarahan in Sarawak, originating from a public administration centre, said Dr Noor Hisham.

For community clusters in Sarawak, the Nanga Kelangas cluster in Julau had 37 cases while the Abak Bon cluster in Miri and Subis had a total of 34 cases.

The final community cluster reported on Sunday (Apr 11) involved the Putatan and Penampang districts in Sabah with eight confirmed cases.

Overall, there are now 343 active clusters in the country, out of 1,459 clusters recorded since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last year.

The Tapak Bina Cybersouth cluster, which was recorded on Mar 19, recorded 180 cases, the highest increase of cases in a single cluster on Sunday (Apr 11).

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