KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): There are 11 new Covid-19 infections clusters with a total of 279 cases identified, according to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. Five of these clusters are linked to workplaces.
The five workplace-linked clusters are: Jalan Manan (83 cases) and Persiaran Kuala (44) in Klang, Selangor; Udarama (21) and Iris (11) in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur; and Jalan Kiara (22) in Kepong and Cheras, also in Kuala Lumpur.
The six other clusters are: Dialisis Batu (6 cases) in Titiwangsa, Cheras, dan Kepong; Bukit Sekubong (21) in Bintulu, Sarawak; Kampung Badak (39) in Bachok and Kota Bharu, Kelantan, as well as Hulu Langat in Selangor; Taman Kesedar (14) in Gua Musang, Kelantan; Dialisis Putra (10) in Presint 9, Putrajaya; and Permint Harmoni (8) in Kuala Terengganu, Terenggau.
To date, 605 have been detected in the country, of which 344 have ended — including eight more clusters today, namely: Atabara, Senu Setia, Bonggaya, Jernai, Pengkalan Barat, Tapak Bina Puteh Lama, Tapak Bina Jalan Bukit, and Sabaru.
This leaves 261 active clusters, of which 77 saw increases in the number of infections today, led by the Jalan Harapan Prison cluster (192 cases), followed by Teratai (176) and Tembok Choh (162).