Eight new Covid-19 clusters emerge in Klang Valley, Labuan and Penang, says Dr Noor Hisham

Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam
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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said five of the new clusters straddled Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said five of the new clusters straddled Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — The Health Ministry has detected eight new clusters in the Klang Valley as well as in Labuan and Penang.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said five of the new clusters straddled Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

He said the Pekapuri cluster was detected in Gombak, Selangor during a targeted workplace screening today while the Tower cluster was spreading across both Gombak and Sepang.

“Contact tracing was conducted on a total of 769 people and 202 were found positive under this cluster,” Dr Noor Hisham said of the Pekapari cluster.

He said the Tower cluster was found to have originated from a Covid-19 positive case discovered through workplace screening on December 17.

He added that close contact screenings were conducted and 20 more positive cases were detected.

Another workplace cluster dubbed Tapak Bina Pelangi had formed in Kepong. It originated from a worker who tested positive today during the mandatory workplace screening on all construction sites.

The other three clusters were the Delima cluster in Titiwangsa; the Batu Besar cluster in Klang; and the Wawasan cluster in Petaling.

“As of 12pm today, 51 people have been screened under the Delima cluster with nine more positive cases found,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

He said the index patient in the Wawasan cluster was found on December 17 during a screening but had not displayed any symptoms.

As of today, 44 have undergone screenings and six found positive.

In Labuan, the new cluster is dubbed J Bandar and originated from a targeted screening at a workplace on December 16.

A total of 84 close contact screenings were conducted today and found 25 more positive results.

In Penang, a cluster named May Indah was found spreading across various districts. Its index patient was found during a targeted workplace screening on December 10. Since then, 27 more close contacts screened have tested positive.

Dr Noor Hisham added that six clusters—Teja Kasih, Permatang, Kejora, Bayan, Numbak, and Danau—ended today.

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