Dr Noor Hisham: Educational Institution, Entertainment Center and Social Event Among Seven New Covid-19 Clusters in Malaysia | Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 – An educational institution, entertainment venue and social event held earlier this month were among the causes of seven new Covid-19 clusters reported today, said Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The director general of health said two of these clusters had been detected in Sarawak and one each in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Sabah, Negri Sembilan and Pahang.
These seven new groups alone represent 245 of the 2,551 new infections reported today.
The two clusters detected in Sarawak were the Jalan Sultan Iskandar and Jepak clusters.
Detected among the staff of a public institution in Bintulu, the index case of the Jalan Sultan Iskandar cluster tested positive on April 7, with 440 close contacts tested to date and 27 positive.
Meanwhile, the Jepak cluster involves 50 positive cases detected out of 402 people screened, all of whom had attended a social meeting on April 3, also in Bintulu. His index case tested positive on April 8 after showing symptoms.
In Kuala Lumpur, the Jalan Kia Peng cluster was detected at an entertainment venue in the capital after its index case tested positive on Tuesday after showing symptoms. So far, eight people have tested positive out of 18 people tested so far.
In Pahang, Sri Layang was detected among staff at an educational institution in Bentong where his index case tested positive on April 11. Some 420 people have since been tested, and 16 cases have tested positive.
In Selangor, the Jalan Balakong cluster was detected among workers at a construction company in Seri Kembangan, Hulu Langat. A total of 19 workers tested positive out of the 29 tested.
Two new clusters were detected in two detention centers, the DTI Sandakan cluster in Sabah and the DTI Lenggeng cluster in Negri Sembilan.
The DTI Sandakan cluster currently has 55 positive cases out of 641 people tested to date following a targeted screening exercise. The first positive cases were detected today.
Meanwhile, the DTI Lenggeng cluster involves the districts of Port Dickson and Seremban, with its index case testing positive on April 10. To date, 181 people have been screened with 70 positive cases.
To date, a total of 1,507 clusters have been detected across the country, of which 346 are still active, 68 of them reporting new infections today, including all seven as of today.