KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 5): Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced four new Covid-19 clusters today, of which two were detected in Sabah, one in Selangor and one in Kuala Lumpur. There are a total of 219 infections related to the four new clusters.
According to Dr Noor Hisham’s statement, the newly-detected Bina Bulatan construction site cluster, which spans Cheras, Titiwangsa and Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur, has the highest number of infections reported today at 162, followed by the Ria-30 cluster in Sabah (51 cases) and the Batu Tujuh cluster (39 cases), both of which are existing clusters.
The other new clusters are the Andalas cluster in Klang, Selangor, which has 16 cases, the Batu Tiga cluster in Tawau, Sabah, which recorded 28 cases, and the Jalan Domis cluster involving Penampang, Kota Kinabalu and Tongod in Sabah, with 12 cases.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has detected 385 clusters since the outbreak began in January, of which a total of 198 clusters have been declared ended, including five today — the Fores cluster in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, the Aero cluster and Sungei Way cluster in Selangor as well as the Baki cluster and the Seladah cluster in Sarawak — as no new cases were reported within 28 days.
Malaysia today reported 1,123 new Covid-19 cases, taking cumulative confirmed infections in the country to 71,359.
Sadly, four more deaths were announced by the MoH today, lifting the nationwide Covid-19 death toll to 380.
Meanwhile, active cases, which carry high transmission risks, fell to 10,775 from 10,799 reported yesterday.
On the bright side, 1,143 Covid-19 recoveries were reported today. This brings the total recoveries so far to 60,204.
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