Covid-19: 17 new clusters, seven linked to community outbreaks


PETALING JAYA: The country recorded 17 new clusters involving eight states and two federal territories on Tuesday (May 4).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 17 new clusters involved seven community clusters, five workplace clusters, four education clusters, and one religious cluster.

Johor recorded five new clusters - Tangkis Selatan (community cluster), Jalan Surian (community cluster), Persiaran Medini Sentral (workplace cluster), Jalan Ungku Abdul Aziz (education cluster) and Taman Sri Lambak (religious cluster).

In Sarawak, two community clusters were recorded - the Bungey and the Batu 25 clusters.

Kelantan also recorded two clusters. These are the Batu 30 (community cluster) and the Jalan Kweng Hitam (workplace cluster).

Kedah, too, recorded two new clusters known as the Jerai Maju (community cluster) and the Dah Kilometer Tujuh (education cluster).

Selangor, Penang, Perak and Sabah recorded one cluster each known as the Taming Jaya (workplace cluster), Jalan Besar Sungai Jawi (workplace cluster), Lubuk Katak (education cluster) and the D’Kuala (education cluster) respectively.

In the Federal Territories, Labuan and Kuala Lumpur each recorded one cluster - Layangan Labuan (community cluster) and the Jalan Yahya 2 (workplace cluster) respectively.

"There are also 10 clusters that ended today.

“They are the Jalan Murni Satu cluster, Fasa Dua Semarak cluster, Gong Kulim cluster, Jalan Gemilang Sukan cluster, Batu 22 cluster, DTI Juru cluster, Lintang Bayan Lepas cluster, Jalan Pelabuhan cluster, Integrasi Rawang Tiga cluster, and the Padang Hijau cluster," he said in a statement.

Dr Noor Hisham also said there are currently 405 active clusters.

The total clusters recorded to date are 1,706 clusters.

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