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Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah held a press conference on Covid-19 statistics at the Ministry of Health in Putrajaya on January 13, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

Covid-19: 11 New clusters including at dialysis centre

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 13 — The Health Ministry (MOH) today detected 11 new Covid-19 clusters, including at a dialysis centre in Melaka and a wedding ceremony in Negeri Sembilan.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the remaining nine clusters detected comprised two each in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, three in Johor and one each in Kelantan and Kedah.

The Malim Dialysis cluster in Melaka was detected in Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah districts involving the index case (case no. 130,982) which was reported positive on January 8 through screening of symptomatic individuals.

“The cluster name refers to the locality where the cases in this cluster were reported, that is a dialysis centre in Jalan Malim, Balai Panjang, Melaka, and so far 75 individuals have been screened with 13 cases confirmed positive,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 here today.

In Negeri Sembilan, the Kampung Tengah cluster involved a wedding reception in Seremban district where the index case (case no. 127,016) was reported positive on January 7 from screening of symptomatic individuals.

Dr Noor Hisham said as of today, 130 individuals had been screened with 20 cases confirmed positive in this cluster.

In Selangor, the Taman Integrasi workplace cluster involved Gombak district, with the first positive case reported on January 10 through targeted screening at a factory.

He said the cluster name refers to the locality of the workers’ hostel of the factory in the Rawang Integrated Industrial Park, and so far 250 individuals had been screened with 119 found positive.

Another workplace cluster is the one at Jalan Ijuk involving Petaling, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Klang and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor, he added.

“The positive cases in this cluster were reported beginning January 10 from targeted screening at a factory in Jalan Ijuk 26/5, Hicom Industrial Estate, Shah Alam, and so far 262 individuals have been screened with 99 tested positive,” he said.

 

— Bernama

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