Three new Covid-19 clusters identified on Friday (Jan 1), says Health DG


  • Nation
  • Friday, 01 Jan 2021

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry identified three new Covid-19 clusters in the country including in Selangor, Johor and Penang on Friday (Jan 1).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said among them was the Rawa Akasia cluster, where 117 confirmed positive cases were detected.

"This cluster involves southwest Seberang Prai Tengah and Seberang Prai Selatan in Penang.

"A total of 322 individuals were tested and 117 of them tested positive for Covid-19," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also noted that a total of 20 people had tested positive in the Jalan Perindustrian cluster in Johor.

"The workplace cluster involved the district of Kulai in Johor. The index case for this cluster tested positive for Covid-19 on Dec 28 via a targeted screening at the site.

"A total of 95 individuals were screened, with a total of 20 cases confirmed positive in the cluster," he said.

For the Rantau Semarak cluster, a total of 18 positive cases were identified, said Dr Noor Hisham.

"The cluster involved the district of Maran in Pahang and the district of Gombak in Selangor.

"The index case for this cluster had reported positive for Covid-19 on Dec 28.

"A total of 69 individuals were tested, where 18 positive Covid-19 cases were found in this cluster," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced that 290 clusters have been declared as closed, after recording zero cases for 28 days straight.

Currently, there are 224 active clusters nationwide that are being monitored by the Health Ministry.

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