Six new clusters identified, with four in Sabah — health DG

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 28): The Ministry of Health (MoH) has identified six new Covid-19 clusters today, with four in Sabah and one each in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, said health director-general (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the four in Sabah are the PTS Sibuga cluster, Jesselton construction site cluster, Dermaga cluster and Tempasuk cluster.

"This takes the total number of active clusters being monitored to 180. Of the total, 44 clusters reported an increased number of cases,” he said in a statement today.

The PTS Sibuga cluster involves the district of Sandakan and the index case tested positive on Nov 5 following the screening of symptomatic individuals. So far, a total of 324 individuals have been screened and 104 have tested positive.

Noor Hisham said the Jesselton construction site cluster was identified in Kota Kinabalu, with the positive case being detected from a workplace screening on Nov 28. So far, 181 individuals have been screened, with 44 tested positive.

Noor Hisham said the Dermaga cluster in Sandakan involves an index case who tested positive on Oct 24 from a symptomatic individual screening. Following this, 297 individuals were screened, with 34 tested positive as of today.

The Tempasuk cluster identified in Kota Belud involves an index case identified through symptomatic individual screening on Nov 24 and, as of today, 149 individuals have been screened, with 12 tested positive.

In Selangor, the SS2 UD Cluster was identified in the Petaling district, with the index case identified through symptomatic individual screening yesterday. So far, 40 individuals have been screened, with 13 tested positive.

In Kuala Lumpur, the Awan Baru construction site cluster was detected in the districts of Kepong and Cheras, with the positive case identified through targeted screening of workers on a construction site. So far, 442 individuals have been screened, with 31 positive cases detected.

Meanwhile, Noor Hisham said two clusters — the Menara Cluster and Simera Cluster — were declared to be over today.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, 355 clusters have been reported nationwide.

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