Covid-19: Nine new clusters reported, eight linked to workplaces


PETALING JAYA: A total of nine new Covid-19 clusters were reported on Sunday (Jan 24), with eight of them linked to workplaces.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said that the Jalan Sebelas cluster in Hulu Langat, Selangor was discovered after screening of factory workers in Seri Kembangan.

Out of 715 individuals screened for the virus, 83 tested positive.

The Bukit Emas cluster involving the Seremban, Rembau, and Jempol districts in Negri Sembilan has 46 cases while the Tapak Bina Sri Petaling cluster has 44 cases at a construction site.

The Ladang Segama and Jalan Segama clusters in Lahad Datu, Sabah have reported 22 and 20 cases respectively, said Dr Noor Hisham.

The Tapak Bina Flora cluster refers to a construction site in Putrajaya where 13 cases have been detected while the Jalan Tengar cluster in Johor Baru has reported 8 cases following screening at a factory in Pasair Gudang.

The sole non-work cluster is the Tembok Taiping cluster involving Larut, Matang, and Selama in Perak, and it is linked to a detention centre in Taiping where 42 cases have been detected.

Altogether, a total of 733 clusters have been reported in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with 348 of them still active, and 385 deemed ended.

Of the 348 active clusters, 69 of them reported new cases with the highest being the Penjara Jalan Harapan cluster.

It has 138 cases followed by the Pasai cluster with 136, and the Tapak Bina Bukit Sebukor cluster with 89 cases.

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