COVID-19: 165 Active Clusters In Malaysia, Four New Ones in the Peninsula

  • 20 Nov 2020

There are currently 165 active COVID-19 clusters in Malaysia. 

This after four new clusters were detected in Peninsular Malaysia as of noon yesterday, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has said. 

According to him, two of the four new clusters, namely the Kapas BJ and Prestij clusters were detected in the Klang Valley, while the Bah Bercham and Kiambang clusters were in Perak, and Johor, respectively. 

"As of today, 54 active cluster clocked new case, with the top three clusters being Teratai cluster (245 cases), Penjara Sandakan cluster (215 cases) and Kapas BJ cluster (55 cases)," New Straits Times (NST) quoted Noor Hisham telling a press conference yesterday. 

The index case for the Kapas BJ cluster in Hulu Langat in Selangor, involves a factory worker who tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov 18, after which 76 positive cases out of 210 screenings were identified. 

As for the Prestij cluster, it involves workers from a cleaning company in Lembah Pantai and Titiwangsa, where 20 individuals have tested positive for the virus. 

The Bah Bercham cluster in Perak has logged five new positive cases as of yesterday, while the Kiambang cluster involving the Mersing, Kota Tinggi, and Johor Bahru districts in Johor have clocked nine positive cases. 

The country's COVID-19 cases spiked up back to four digits yesterday, with 1,290 new cases recorded, compared to the 660 cases reported on Wednesday. 

As of yesterday, a total of 51,680 Malaysians have been afflicted by the coronavirus, and 326 people have died from it. 

Globally, the infection and death tally from the disease has surpassed 57.2 million, and 1.3 million, respectively. 

Source: NST
Photo source: Astro Awani

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