The number of cases from Sekolah Seri Puteri soared after continued testing.
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The Covid-19 breakout at Sekolah Seri Puteri in Cyberjaya has been declared the Persiaran Tasik Cluster on 29 November after recording 139 positive cases, a sharp rise from 71 yesterday.
According to Selangor Health director Datuk Sha’ri Ngadiman, the number of confirmed cases grew after testing 946 individuals, comprising teachers, students and staff up to 3 pm yesterday (2 December).
The latest numbers included its index case, a teacher of the fully-residential boarding school and seven other people, including students, who tested positive earlier.
So far, 114 students, 15 teachers and 10 staff members tested positive which brings the total to 139.
According to New Straits Times, they have been referred to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre.
All 139 Covid-19 cases are in stable condition and are in Categories 1 and 2A (symptomatic but low risk).
Their close contacts are placed at government quarantine stations too.
Dr Sha’ri shared that its index case had symptoms on 22 November and was confirmed positive on 24 November.
Close contact screening detected seven individuals –six students and another teacher – who contracted the virus.
Dr Sha’ri added that all six students have been referred to MAEPS while two teachers are undergoing isolation at home.
The Sepang Health Office will work closely with the school to handle the Persiaran Tasik Cluster.