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COVID-19: 11 NEW CLUSTERS INCLUDING AT DIALYSIS CENTRE


13 JAN 2021


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry (MOH) today detected 11 new COVID-19 clusters, including at a dialysis centre in Melaka and wedding ceremony in Negeri Sembilan.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the remaining nine clusters detected comprised two each in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, three in Johor and one each in Kelantan and Kedah.

The Malim Dialysis cluster in Melaka was detected in Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah districts involving the index case (case no. 130,982) which was reported positive on Jan 8 through screening of symptomatic individuals.

“The cluster name refers to the locality where the cases in this cluster were reported, that is a dialysis centre in Jalan Malim, Balai Panjang, Melaka, and so far 75 individuals have been screened with 13 cases confirmed positive,” he told a press conference on COVID-19 here today.

In Negeri Sembilan, the Kampung Tengah cluster involved a wedding reception in Seremban district where the index case (case no. 127,016) was reported positive on Jan 7 from screening of symptomatic individuals. -Bernama