Covid-19: Twelve new clusters detected, active number now at 378, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: A total of 12 new Covid-19 clusters were reported on Thursday (April 29), bringing the total number of active Covid-19 clusters to 378, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

The 12 new clusters comprise four community clusters (Bukit Rotan in Selangor, Sileng Dayak in Sarawak, Kampung Pemanok in Kelantan and Raub Jaya in Pahang) and three clusters at institutions under the Education Ministry (Tabuan Jaya in Sarawak, Batu Lada in Kelantan and Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak in Johor).

The remaining clusters are two religious clusters (Kampung Parit Bunga in Johor and Jalan Pokok Assam in Perak) and three workplace clusters (Jalan RP Tiga in Selangor, Jalan Tiga Belas-Tiga in Selangor, and Jalan Adika Raja in Perak), he said in a statement.

In Selangor, the Bukit Rotan cluster involved the Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Petaling and Klang districts, where 16 positive cases were detected after 45 individuals were screened, he said.

“This cluster involved a funeral at Bukit Rotan, Kuala Selangor, on April 16, ” he added.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Sileng Dayak Cluster involved the Lundu and Kuching districts in Sarawak, where 72 positive cases were detected on Thursday after 1,740 individuals were screened.

The Kampung Pemanok cluster, said Dr Noor Hisham, involved the Machang district in Kelantan, where 27 positive cases were detected as of Thursday after 53 individuals were screened for Covid-19.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Raub Jaya cluster involved the Raub, Lipis and Bentong districts in Pahang, where 54 individuals tested positive as of Thursday after 270 individuals were screened.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said the Tabuan Jaya cluster involved the Kuching, Serian and Samarahan districts in Sarawak, where 22 positive cases were detected when 252 individuals were screened.

“This cluster involved students at a school in Tabuan Jaya, Kuching, ” he added.

The Batu Lada education cluster involves the Kuala Krai and Machang districts in Kelantan, where 21 positive cases were detected after 191 individuals were screened.

“This cluster involved staff and students of a school in Jalan Batu Lada, Kuala Krai, ” Dr Noor Hisham added.

At the same time, he said, the Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak cluster involved students and staff members of a school at Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak at the Johor Baru district in Johor, where 12 positive cases were detected after 279 individuals were screened.

The Jalan RP Tiga cluster, which involved factory workers in Kawasan Industri Rawang Perdana in Gombak, had 46 positive cases after 128 individuals were screened, said Dr Noor Hisham.

He also said the Jalan Adika Raja cluster, which involved trainees at a training centre located at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak, had found 34 positive cases after 88 individuals were tested for Covid-19.

The Kampung Parit Bunga religious cluster found eight positive cases after 18 individuals were screened.

For the Jalan Pokok Assam cluster, Dr Noor Hisham said 14 positive cases were detected after 38 individuals were screened.

Dr Noor Hisham urged the public to adhere to SOPs to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“The Ministry will continue monitoring developments of infectious incidents within the country and also internationally through information by the World Health Organisation, ” he added.

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