Covid-19: 13 new clusters reported, 11 linked to workplaces


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has detected 13 new Covid-19 clusters, bringing the total number of active clusters nationwide up to 451.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 11 of the new clusters were infections discovered at workplaces in Selangor (four clusters), Johor (four), Kuala Lumpur (one), Sabah (one) and Terengganu (one).

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One of them is the Jalan Cyber Lima cluster in Kulai, Johor which has 101 positive cases linked to it.

“The Covid-19 cases found from this cluster have been uncovered from a targeted screening exercise on a factory in Jalan Cyber 5, Kulai.

“As of Feb 8, a total of 150 individuals have been screened in which 101 of them tested positive, ” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement on Monday (Feb 8).

The other two clusters that are not workplace-related are outbreaks detected at a village in Sarawak and a medical centre in Negri Sembilan.

The Sebangkoi cluster is centred on a village in Undop, Sri Aman where 23 cases have been confirmed.

A mass screening involving 447 individuals have been conducted after a 59-year-old woman from the village developed symptoms on Jan 21 and duly tested positive on Jan 31.

The Taman Bukit Petaling cluster which has 16 confirmed cases is linked to a medical centre in Kuala Klawang, Negri Sembilan.

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Its index case is a 42-year-old man who developed symptoms on Jan 26 and tested positive on Feb 4.

Dr Noor Hisham said 187 individuals linked to the cluster have been screened so far.

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