PUTRAJAYA: A Covid-19 outbreak at an old folks home in Seremban, Negri Sembilan has been discovered by the Health Ministry.
Named the "Jalan Bukit Blossoms cluster", the outbreak has so far been responsible for 18 cases, after 40 had undergone Covid-19 tests.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the index case, a 77-year-old woman, tested positive after undergoing a pre-procedure Covid-19 screening.
The cluster is among seven new ones announced by Dr Noor Hisham at his daily Covid-19 press updates on Tuesday (March 2).
The six other new clusters are linked to workers at several factories, as well as a supermarket in Penang and a cleaning company in Selangor.
Dr Noor Hisham said there are now 489 active clusters nationwide.
Since the pandemic began, the ministry has classified 1,152 infection clusters in the country.