KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 4): Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham today announced eight new Covid-19 clusters with a total of 104 infections, while four clusters have been declared ended as no new cases recorded within 28 days.
The new clusters are:
- The Muda construction site cluster involving Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai and Kepong in Kuala Lumpur (11 cases)
- The Galeri construction site cluster spanning Lembah Pantai and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur (16 cases)
- The Bukit Dalam cluster in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur (13 cases)
- The Cempaka cluster involving Kulai and Kluang in Johor (10 cases)
- The Sungai Cincin cluster spanning Batang Padang in Perak, Segamat in Johor and Klang in Selangor (15 cases)
- The Huma cluster involving Pasir Puteh and Kota Bharu in Kelantan (20 cases)
- The Jalan Genting cluster involving Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur and Bentong in Pahang (14 cases)
- The Atabara cluster involving Kuantan and Pekan in Pahang (five cases)
Most of the index patients of these new clusters have tested positive for Covid-19 through screening at the workplace, symptomatic screenings, and screening of close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients, noted Dr Noor Hisham at a media briefing today.
To date, 381 clusters have been reported. Meanwhile, 193 clusters have been declared ended including four clusters today, namely the Bandaran, Kolong and Ramai-ramai clusters in Sabah, and the Sentral cluster involving Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia today logged 1,141 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's cumulative confirmed infections above the 70,000 mark to 70,236.
Dr Noor Hisham said, the Klang Valley — comprising Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya — recorded the bulk of cases with 578 cases or 50.7% of the total new cases.
Both Selangor and Sabah recorded the highest number of Covid-19 infections, with 320 cases respectively. This was followed by Kuala Lumpur, which registered 256 cases.
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