PETALING JAYA: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah this evening said six new clusters were detected in the last 24 hours.
They are the Bot Biru and Blok 31 clusters from Tawau, Sabah; the Gemilang cluster in Johor Bahru, Johor; the Sungai Udang construction site cluster in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur; the Chengal cluster involving Kota Bharu and Machang in Kelantan; and the Damar Laut cluster involving the Timur Laut and Barat Daya districts in Penang and also Padang Terap in Kedah.
The Bot Biru cluster first involved a patient who tested positive on Nov 15 after exhibiting symptoms. So far, 23 people have been screened with 17 testing positive.
The index case of the Blok 31 cluster was a patient who tested positive after exhibiting symptoms on Nov 21. So far, 26 people have been screened and 13 tested positive.
The first case in the Gemilang cluster involved a severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) patient who tested positive on Nov 24. There have been 26 positive cases in this cluster from 95 people screened so far.
The Sungai Udang construction site cluster was detected in Kepong, first involving a worker who tested positive in a workplace screening on Nov 22.
Up until today, 196 people have been screened, with 11 testing positive.
The index case in the Chengal cluster was a SARI patient who tested positive on Nov 21. So far, 254 people have been screened for Covid-19 while 15 have tested positive.
Lastly, the index cases in the Damar Laut cluster comprised five individuals who tested positive between Nov 21 to Nov 25 after all of them exhibited symptoms.
A total of 651 people have been screened so far, with 13 positive cases detected.
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