Health Ministry detected 60 clusters of festivals stemming from the Aidilfitri and Hari Gawai celebrations, several nights.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, said if the community is still complacent and does not take lessons from visiting and cross state activities during the festive season, it is not impossible that the sudden increase in cases will be repeat itself.
“All parties are responsible for protecting the vulnerable, especially the sick parents in the village by not exposing them to the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection,” he said in a statement.
Noor Hisham said of the total, 58 clusters involved Aidilfitri celebrations, making it the highest cluster, while the rest were Hari Gawai.
“The highest state to record festival clusters is Sabah with 11 clusters, followed by Sarawak (8) and Kedah with seven clusters. Of the total clusters detected, a total of 13,023 individuals have been screened and 3,511 COVID-19 positive cases have been identified.
“It makes a positive rate of 27 percent. Of the total number of positive cases identified, there are 20 deaths, while 11 cases are still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),” he said in a statement here today.
Noor Hisham also said, there were 22 clusters detected involving 18 workplace clusters, three involving the community, while one for religious activities.
Besides that, there is also Jalan Seri Austin Cluster, Jalan Lee Bah Chai Cluster, Jalan Perusahaan Maju Empat Cluster, Lebuh Sungai Tiram Satu Cluster and Jalan Besar Perai Cluster.
The last cluster involves religious activities, namely the Kampung Lobou Cluster