Covid-19: Eight new clusters detected, seven linked to workplaces, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: Eight new Covid-19 clusters were detected in the country on Monday (Feb 22), says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that of the eight clusters, seven were linked to workplaces, while one is linked to community transmission.

The cluster linked to community transmission involved a funeral held at Kampung Emperoh Jambu, Padawan, Sarawak earlier this month.

As of Monday, 60 individuals in the cluster have been found to be Covid-19 positive.

One of tjhe new workplace clusters is the Lombong Timah construction site cluster in Kuala Langat and Klang in Selangor.

It has seen 45 positive cases detected through targeted screening of workers at a construction site in Jalan Lombong Timah 3, Bandar Saujana Putra in Kuala Langat.

The Jalan Kota construction site cluster in Gombak, Selangor, was detected through a targeted screening of workers in the Kota Elmina Industrial Park.

So far, 11 have tested positive.

The Jalan Putra market cluster involves the Petaling district in Selangor and has nine positive cases as of Monday.

It was detected through targeted screening of workers at a retail business located in a wholesale market in Seri Kembangan, Petaling.

The Sungai Batu construction site cluster in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, has 25 positive cases.

The cases were detected via targeted screening of workers at a construction site near Sungai Batu in Jalan Ipoh, Kepong.

The Sungai Bakong cluster in Meradong, Sarawak, involves an educational institution near there.

The cluster was detected after individuals had reported experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, and 22 cases have been identified so far.

The Hilir Sungai Kluang cluster is located in Penang, and has 41 positive cases to date.

The cases were found following a targeted screening of workers at a factory in Hilir Sungai Kluang at the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone in Barat Daya.

The Sungai Gadut Industry cluster involves the Seremban, Rembau and Tampin districts in Negri Sembilan, and has 65 positive cases.

It was detected through a targeted screening of workers at a factory in Sungai Gadut Industrial Park in Seremban.

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