The clusters were identified as the Samudera Cluster and Palma Cluster, with the index cases resulting from screenings of symptomatic cases, and the Jaya Cluster with the index case resulting from a screening at the work place.
‘’The Samudera Cluster involves the district of Sandakan district in Sabah. The index case for the cluster (namely, the 22,612nd case) was identified COVID-19 positive following the screening of a symptomatic individual on Oct 20 who was admitted to the Duchess of Kent Hospital.
‘’The screening of close contacts identified seven more COVID-19 positive cases. As of 12 noon today, eight individuals were screened with eight cases identified as positive (including two new cases today),’’ he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, the Palma Cluster involved the Gombak and Hulu Selangor districts in Selangor and the Kepong district in Kuala Lumpur.