BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two more Covid-19 education clusters were reported in Penang, bringing the total number of active clusters linked to educational institutions in the state to 10 so far.
State agrotechnology and food safety, rural development and health committee chairman Dr Norlela Ariffin said the clusters reported on Wednesday were the Jalan Pekan Darat Cluster involving female students of SMK Permatang Tok Jaya and the Jalan Damai Bukit Mertajam Cluster involving students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin.
She said the Jalan Damai Bukit Mertajam Cluster recorded 24 new cases while the Jalan Pekan Darat Cluster registered nine cases.
“The Penang Health Department has taken immediate measures to curb the spread of the infection,” she said in a statement yesterday.
Norlela added that there were 15 clusters still active in Penang, namely 10 education clusters, two manufacturing sector clusters, two workplace clusters and one detention centre cluster.
According to Bernama, a total of 433 new cases were also recorded in Penang, taking the cumulative total of cases in the state to 168,583.