KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has identified five more new Covid-19 clusters involving Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Johor, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. (pix)
He said the Desa Pinang Cluster was detected in the districts of Kepong, Lembah Pantai, Titiwangsa and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur as well as Gombak in Selangor.
The index case of this cluster was tested positive on Nov 28 through the screening of symptomatic individuals.
“As of today, a total of 120 individuals from this cluster have been screened, with 25 found to be Covid-19 positive,” he told a news conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya today.
Dr Noor Hisham said the second cluster, the Impian Cluster, was detected in Gombak and the index case tested positive on Nov 29 following a screening of symptomatic individuals
He said that, as of today, 220 individuals had been screened and nine positive cases were detected.
He said the Baloi Cluster, meanwhile, was detected in Johor Baru and also in Pontian, Johor, with the index case testing positive for Covid-19 on Nov 28 following a screening of symptomatic individuals.
“As of today, 166 individuals from this cluster have been screened and 30 have tested positive,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham said the fourth cluster, the Jernai Cluster, involved the district of Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur and the index case was reported to have tested positive on Nov 29 as a result of screening before going abroad.
He said that, as of yesterday, 45 individuals from this cluster had been screened and 13 positive cases were detected.
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