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Selangor Reports Most Cases Today With 891, But Mostly From Teratai Cluster Involving Top Glove Employees

Selangor Reports Most Cases Today With 891, But Mostly From Teratai Cluster Involving Top Glove Employees

The Teratai Cluster reported 778 cases today alone.

Anne Dorall

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Selangor has reported the most number of new Covid-19 cases today, with 891 cases. This is followed by Sabah with 267 cases and Negeri Sembilan with 146 cases.

According to a press statement by Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, approximately 87.3% of these cases were from the Teratai Cluster alone. Which recorded 778 new cases today.

Since the cluster was announced on 7 November, a total of 6,603 individuals have been screened. Out of the total, 5,056 individuals tested positive.

Those positive, 6.5% (331 individuals) were Malaysian citizens, while 93.5% (4,725 individuals) were non-Malaysian citizens.

Besides that, 1,501 individuals in the cluster tested negative, and another 46 are still waiting for their results.

FYI, yesterday, Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the government has extended the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from 1 December to 14 December at the workers quarters of Top Glove where the Teratai Cluster was identified.

Overall, for the past week, states across the country have shown more stable numbers with regards to daily cases reported.

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Health Director-General of Malaysia

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham also stated that most of the new cases reported recently involved those at construction sites and factories, adding that the high number of cases today were due to the expansion of active case and close contact tracking conducted by health personnel in the field.


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