Covid-19: Nine out of 10 new clusters on Saturday (Feb 13) were workplace related

PETALING JAYA: Nine out of the 10 new Covid-19 clusters recorded on Saturday (Feb 13) are workplace-related, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said that only the Jalan Tun Razak cluster in Kuala Lumpur was linked to high-risk groups.

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"Of the nine workplace clusters, three were from Johor, which were the Persiaran Synergi Utama, Jalan i-Park Satu and Jalan Lengkok Satu clusters.

"In Selangor, the Lebuh Keluli and Industri Selesa workplace clusters were identified," he said on Saturday.

Both of the new workplace clusters in Kuala Lumpur, the Lorong Peel and Jalil Utama construction site clusters, were linked to construction sites.

Negri Sembilan saw the addition of the Persiaran Bunga Tanjung workplace clusters whereas the Bukit Tengah workplace cluster was identified in Terengganu.

The country recorded 3,499 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the cumulative total to 261,805.

In the same 24-hour period, there were five fatalities, bringing the death toll to 958.

There were also 3,515 recoveries, which means 209,289 have recovered from the disease nationwide.

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There are still 263 patients in intensive care units, with 118 requiring ventilation support.

"Selangor once again has recorded the most daily cases, with 1,345 infections.

"Of that, 1,052 cases were linked to clusters and close contact tracing.

"Johor recorded the second-highest daily cases. Kuala Lumpur recorded 511 cases," he said.

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