Covid-19: 258 active clusters with eight new ones detected


  • Nation
  • Monday, 11 Jan 2021

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has detected eight new Covid-19 clusters nationwide, bringing the total active clusters to 258.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a cluster involving factory workers in Pasir Gudang, Johor was found to have 42 confirmed positive cases.

He said the cluster, named the Jalan Keluli cluster, was detected from a targeted screening conducted at the factory since Dec 30.

Another cluster, named the Medan Idaman cluster, has been linked to 10 positive cases involving workers of a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Jelita cluster in Miri, Sarawak, was found to be related to eight positive cases so far.

He said the index case had travelled from Melaka and the cluster is named from the individual’s place of stay in Miri’s Taman Jelita residential area.

Two of the eight new cases were detected in Kelantan.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Kampung Renok cluster in Gua Musang is traced to an individual who had travelled from Selangor.

So far, there are 23 cases linked to this cluster.

The Kampung Geting cluster in Tumpat, Kelantan involved an individual who had travelled from Penang.

Dr Noor Hisham said 11 positive cases have been detected so far under the cluster.

In Manjung, Perak, a cluster named "Lumut Barat" was found to be linked to an individual who travelled from Kuala Lumpur.

So far, the cluster has detected 11 positive cases.

Meanwhile, the Kubang Bujuk cluster in Terengganu is related to a religious centre in the Kuala Terengganu district.

Dr Noor Hisham said the index case was tested for Covid-19 for having Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

Contact tracing had detected 10 cases in total linked to this cluster.

The Kejaya cluster in Terengganu involves residents at Felda Kerteh 4, Ketengah Jaya in the Dungun district.

The index case was tested for Covid-19 after developing symptoms and was declared positive on Jan 6.

Further investigations found nine cases in total that are linked to the cluster.

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