Health Ministry: Malaysia has 11 more new Covid-19 clusters

Healthcare workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam October 4, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Healthcare workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam October 4, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 ― The Ministry of Health (MoH) has detected 11 new Covid-19 clusters in the Klang Valley, Melaka, Kedah, Kelantan, Johor and Negri Sembilan.

Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that four clusters, namely the Taman Integrasi cluster, Jalan Ijuk cluster, Jalan Kasturi custer and Jalan Thamby cluster, originated from Klang Valley.

He also announced the discovery of three clusters in Johor: Jalan Rami cluster, Kota cluster and Tanjung Megah cluster.

Meanwhile, the remaining four clusters, dubbed the Taman Batik cluster, Bukit Bakar cluster, Kampung Tengah cluster and Dialisis Malam cluster, originated from Kedah, Kelantan, Negri Sembilan and Melaka respectively.

He said the Taman Integrasi Cluster was detected in Gombak, Selangor during a targeted workplace screening and there were already 119 positive cases while the Jalan Ijuk Cluster has resulted in 99 so far.

In Kuala Lumpur, the Jalan Kasturi cluster was linked to a security firm and has 16 cases. The Jalan Thamby cluster, also related to a security firm, already has 23.

The Jalan Rami cluster in Muar, Johor, was a worksite cluster with 112 cases including the index patient discovered on Jan 9.

The Taman Batik cluster in Kedah has nine cases, Kelantan’s Bukit Bakar cluster has 18, Negri Sembilan’s Kampung Tengah cluster has 20, and Melaka’s Dialisis Malim cluster has 13.

Dr Noor Hisham said two clusters ― Tapak Bina Condong and Seri Tasik ― ended today.

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