Covid-19: Eleven new clusters, most linked to workplaces and factories

PETALING JAYA: Eleven new Covid-19 clusters have been detected with many of them linked to workplaces and factories around the country.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that 119 cases were detected in the Taman Integrasi cluster, which is linked to a workers' dormitory in the Rawang Integrated Industrial Park.

He said that 99 cases were detected in the Jalan Ijuk cluster that is linked to a factory in the Hicom Industrial Estate in Shah Alam while the Jalan Rami cluster in Muar, Johor has seen 112 positive cases from a factory.

The Kota cluster in Kota Tinggi, Johor has reported 57 positive cases while the Tanjung Megah cluster in Pontian, Johor that is linked to a workplace has seen 12 positive cases reported.

Both the Jalan Kasturi and Jalan Thamby clusters in Kuala Lumpur are linked to security guard companies, reporting 16 and 23 cases respectively.

The nine cases in the Taman Batik cluster in Kuala Muda and Baling in Kedah are linked to a supermarket in Sungai Petani while the 18 cases were reported in the Bukit Bakar cluster in Machang, Kelantan.

The Kampung Tengah cluster is linked to a wedding in Seremban with 20 positive cases detected while the Dialisis Malim cluster in Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah has been linked to a dialysis centre, with 13 positive cases detected.

Altogether, a total of 616 clusters have been reported in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with 270 of them still active and 346 considered to have ended.

Of the 270 active clusters, 71 of them reported new cases with the highest being the Tembok Cluster with 161 cases, the Tembok Mempaga cluster with 110 cases, and the Jalan Ramli cluster with 109 cases.

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