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Covid-19: Malaysia Has 99 Active Clusters – What You Should Know

Covid-19: Malaysia Has 99 Active Clusters – What You Should Know

We’ve got 99 problems and Covid-19 is all of them.

Kirat Kaur

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Malaysia currently has 99 active clusters, revealed Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

At the daily Covid-19 press conference today, Dr Noor Hisham added that six new clusters were also detected today, which are:

  • Umboo Cluster in Alor Gajah, Melaka
  • Jambu Cluster in Hulu Langat Selangor
  • Sofi Cluster in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
  • Bah Mutiara Cluster in Hulu Langat, Selangor and Titiwangsa & Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tinusa Cluster in Sabah
  • Sauh Cluster in Sabah

Malaysia’s biggest cluster: Tembok Cluster in Kedah & Perak

This cluster involving several districts in Kedah and Perak was detected when a 46-year-old man died on 30 September in Alor Setar after suffering from breathing difficulties. He was confirmed to be Covid-19 positive after his death.

Further testing later revealed that the infection had spread like wildfire in the Alor Setar Prison and has since spread to Perak.

With a total of 1,583 infections and one death, Tembok Cluster is Malaysia’s biggest cluster.

Sabah’s biggest cluster: Benteng LD Cluster

Accounting for a majority of Malaysia’s daily new Covid-19 cases, Sabah currently has a total of 6, 087 active cases.

The biggest source of the state’s infections come from the Benteng LD cluster which has infected prisoners and the general public across Tawau, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan and Tuaran.

This cluster was first detected at the Lahad Datu District Police Headquarters lockup and later spread to the Tawau prison.

Klang Valley’s biggest cluster – Utama Cluster

Named after the 1 Utama shopping mall in Bandar Utama, the cluster involves Gombak, Petaling, and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor, Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur, as well as Alor Gajah in Melaka.

The cluster has also spread to the sixth generation with a total of 206 Covid-19 infections.

READ MORE: Selangor’s Biggest Cluster Is In Petaling & It Keeps Growing Everyday


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