MoH: Six new clusters today in Klang Valley, Johor, Negri Sembilan and Sabah

Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam
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Healthcare workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam October 4, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Healthcare workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam October 4, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — Ministry of Health (MOH) detected six new clusters today in Klang Valley, Johor, Negri Sembilan and Sabah.

The new clusters in Klang Valley dubbed Tapak Bina Lebuh cluster found spreading across Sepang, Selangor — the other namely Tapak Bina Jalan Tengah cluster found spreading across Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur.

Two clusters in Johor namely Tembok Gajah found spreading across Kluang and the other cluster dubbed Utama Rini cluster found spreading across various districts in the state.

In Negri Sembilan, new cluster was found in Seremban dubbed Persiaran Heights cluster.

Meanwhile in Sabah, a new cluster was detected dubbed Sugud cluster found spreading across Penampang and Papar.

“This workplace cluster involves the Sepang district in Selangor. Cases for this cluster have been reported positively Covid-19 starting December 15, 2020 through workplace screening at a construction site,” he wrote in a statement today.

As at today, a total of 280 individuals were screened under Tapak Bina Lebuh cluster and 20 were positive for Covid-19.

The index case of the cluster in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur was confirmed to be a Covid-19 positive case on December 3.

“Contact tracing was conducted on a total of 163 people and 26 were found positive under this cluster,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

Meanwhile in Johor, the Tembok Gajah cluster was found to have originated from a Covid-19 positive case discovered through asymptomatic screening on December 16.

He added that close contact screenings were conducted and 13 more positive cases were detected.

Another cluster in Johor dubbed Utama Rini was found to have originated from a Covid-19 positive case on December 11 through individual asymptomatic screening.

“As of today, 100 have been screened under the Utama Rini cluster with 22 more positive cases found,” he added in a statement.

In Negri Sembilan, Persiaran Heights cluster’s index case was discovered on December 14 through individual asymptomatic screening.

In Sabah, the cluster dubbed Sugud involves an area in Penampang and Papar discovered on November 26 through individual asymptomatic screening.

As of today, 163 have gone through screenings and 26 found positive.

Dr Noor Hisham added that two clusters — Kube and Parit Kassan — ended today.

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