Covid-19: Five new clusters detected in Selangor, Johor and Sarawak with three linked to workplaces

PETALING JAYA: Five new Covid-19 clusters were reported, with three linked to workplaces.

Two more clusters were linked to the community and another to a school, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on Sunday (April 18).

The Selat Klang cluster reported 25 infections after screening workers of a company in Port Klang while the Tapak Bina Cahaya Alam cluster with 20 cases was discovered after screening workers at a construction site in Shah Alam, Selangor.

A total of 254 people tested positive in the Jalan Perindustrian Satu cluster in Muar, Johor after screening workers from several factories at the Bukit Bakri industrial area.

The Jalan Bintulu Sibu cluster, spanning Tatau and Bintulu, Sarawak is linked to an education institution in Tatau where 11 cases were detected out of 564 individuals tested.

The Tarat Tani cluster in Serian, Sarawak has seen 21 individuals test positive and is a community infection.

Altogether, a total of 1,520 clusters have been reported in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with 338 of them still active and 1,182 considered to have ended.

Of the active clusters, 64 of them reported new cases, with the highest being from the Jalan Perindustrian Satu cluster with 249 cases, the Kok Lanas cluster (74), and the Kampung Bunut Sarang Burung cluster (43).

Malaysia now has a total of 375,054 infections to date, with 19,854 cases still active.

There were also eight deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 1,378.

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