Covid-19: Outbreak at education centre leads to discovery of 50 cases

PUTRAJAYA: A Covid-19 outbreak at an education centre in Hulu Langat, Selangor has resulted in the discovery of 50 positive cases under the cluster.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cluster involves students of an educational centre located at Jalan Langat Ceria 4, Taman Langat Ceria in Hulu Langat.

“The cluster’s index case was tested for Covid-19 after developing symptoms, and was declared positive on April 18," he said.

“Since then, 144 individuals have been screened, and 50 confirmed cases have been found under this cluster, ” added Dr Noor Hisham in his daily Covid-19 updates.

The cluster is among 11 new ones identified by the Health Ministry on Wednesday (April 21).

Dr Noor Hisham said four of the new clusters involved the education sector, three are classified as community outbreaks while another two are workplace clusters.

There is also one cluster related to a religious event, and another linked to inmates at a detention centre.

One cluster with a high number of positive cases is the the Sungai Lemayong cluster in Sarikei, Sarawak where 69 cases have been confirmed.

“The positive cases were detected from a targeted screening exercise conducted from April 12 on the community of Sungai Lemayong.

“To date, 151 individuals have been screened and 69 positive cases have been detected, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

The Putra Tiga cluster involving staff of a government administration centre in Precinct 3 has also been detected.

A 57-year-old worker tested positive after developing symptoms.

After 33 individuals have been screened, eight positive cases under the cluster were detected.

Dr Noor Hisham said to date, there are 343 active clusters nationwide.

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