Covid-19: Seven new clusters, five linked to workplaces, another to an aged care home in Sentul


PUTRAJAYA: Seven new Covid-19 clusters were detected on Monday (March 1), one of which involved an aged care home in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that five clusters were linked to workplace infections, while one was a community transmission and another cluster was found among a high-risk group.

The Jalan Cempedak cluster involved the Kepong district and was detected at an aged care home in Jalan Cempedak, Sentul.

To date, 30 individuals had been screened and 10 cases were found positive.

The Bukit Marak cluster was linked to community transmission and involved the Kota Baru and Bachok districts in Kelantan.

The index case was found to be positive through screening, and the cluster now has 66 cases linked to it.

The Desa Empat cluster involves workers at a market in Desa Coalfields, Sungai Buloh in Selangor.

To date, 18 cases have been identified.

The Jalan Melati cluster is located in Gombak, Selangor and has seven cases following a targeted screening of workers.

It is linked to workers at a convenience store in Jalan Melati in Kuang, Gombak.

The Jalan Kempas Tiga cluster is located in Muar, Johor and has 344 cases.

This comes following a targeted screening of two factories at the Bakri Industrial Park in Muar.

The Kampung Sungai Burung cluster involves the Pontian district in Johor, involving workers at a factory in Pekan Nanas.

To date, 22 cases have been found.

The Jalan Wawasan 2 cluster is located in Batu Pahat, Johor, where seven cases were found following a targeted screening of workers at a factory.

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