Covid-19: 14 new clusters detected, 12 linked to workplaces

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has uncovered 14 new Covid-19 clusters on Thursday, taking the total of active ones in the country to 490.

One of the new clusters, named the Tapak Bina Queens Waterfront cluster, is an outbreak detected among construction workers in Penang.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 145 confirmed cases have been found from this cluster since Feb 26.

“A total of 709 workers under this cluster had undergone a targeted screening exercise, of whom 145 were found to be positive for Covid-19, ” Dr Noor Hisham said in his statement on Thursday (March 4).

Out of the 14 new clusters, 12 were linked to workplaces in Selangor (five), Johor (four), Penang (two) and Negri Sembilan (one).

One cluster in Johor, named the Jalan Limau Manis cluster, is linked to a funeral in Kluang.

Its index case is a 26-year-old woman who developed symptoms and later tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

At least 49 of her family contacts had undergone Covid-19 testing, with 12 more cases found.

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