Health DG: 16 new Covid-19 clusters reported, 11 linked to workplaces

PETALING JAYA: Sixteen new Covid-19 clusters were reported, with 11 linked to workplaces, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his daily briefing on Thursday (Jan 21), said that new workplace clusters were found in Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Sabah, Johor, Kedah, Perak and Selangor.

In Kuala Lumpur, the two workplace clusters identified were the Jalan Terolak and Pasar Borong KL2 clusters.

In Perak, the Kota Muhibbah and Jalan Slim clusters were identified.

Sabah saw two new workplace clusters, the Silimpopon and Ladang Sebrang clusters.

The sole additional workplace cluster in Kedah was identified as the Orion cluster.

Johor recorded three new workplace clusters – the Seri Bayu, Tampoi Tujuh and Jalan Sempadan clusters.

In Selangor, the Jalan Canang Emas cluster was also detected.

On non-workplace clusters, Dr Noor Hisham said that the Mandin Jaya and Jalan Kelapa clusters in Penang and Selangor were linked to high-risk groups.

The Taman Sejahtera cluster in Perak was found to be linked to religious activities.

Lastly, the Kampung Tanah Merah and Gunung Raya clusters in Terengganu and Kedah were from the community, he said.

"Kuala Lumpur recorded the most cases today (Jan 21) with 576. Of that 121 were linked to existing clusters.

"Selangor saw 545 new cases, with 238 from other Covid-19 screenings and 43 linked to existing clusters," he said.

Seven clusters have ended, he added, with 327 still active.

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