PETALING JAYA: Three new Covid-19 clusters have been recorded, with two in Peninsular Malaysia while the other was detected in Labuan, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The three clusters were located in Selangor, Johor and in Labuan.
Dr Noor Hisham said the new cluster, known as the Jalan Harapan cluster, was detected in Sungai Buloh prison in Selangor.
“The cases from this cluster were detected as a result of the screening of inmates upon entering the prison on Nov 17.
“As of Nov 21, a total of 113 individuals were screened, in which 17 tested positive in this cluster,” he said in a statement on Saturday (Nov 21).
Dr Noor Hisham added that the new cluster detected in Kota Tinggi, Johor, is known as the Kota Kecil cluster.
The index case of this cluster, Dr Noor Hisham said, was detected through a symptomatic individual screening on Nov 15.
To-date, he said 467 individuals have been screened, in which nine have tested positive for the virus.
In the new cluster detected in Labuan, Dr Noor Hisham said it is known as the Sky Coklat cluster.
“The index case of this cluster was detected as a result of a symptomatic individual screening on Nov 19,” he said, adding that 51 individuals have been screened, with seven tested positive.
Dr Noor Hisham added that till Nov 21,327 clusters have been recorded, with 168 of them being active clusters.
Of the 168 clusters, 36 clusters reported an increase of cases.
The highest increase of cases came from the Teratai cluster (299 cases), followed by the Hentian cluster (79 cases), and the Damanlela cluster (43 cases).
Dr Noor Hisham noted that two clusters, the Bah Kayu cluster and the Lekir cluster, have also ended today, bringing the total clusters which have ended to 159 clusters.