PUTRAJAYA: A Covid-19 cluster originating from a social event in Taman Canning, Ipoh has resulted in the discovery of 39 confirmed infections.
The Health Ministry, in its daily Covid-19 updates, said on Monday (April 12) that the outbreak - named the Jalan Canning Estate cluster - had started from a 34-year-old woman who is a Chinese national.
The woman underwent a self Covid-19 screening and her test results came back positive on April 10.
To date, 60 individuals under the cluster have been screened, with 39 testing positive.
The cluster is one of three community outbreaks detected by the ministry on Monday.
The other two are the Kabu cluster in Kedah (21 cases) and the Kampung Paya Pulai cluster in Temerloh, Pahang (10 cases).
The Kabu cluster originated from several social events held on March 24, March 28 and April 3.
The index case is a 22-year-old from Kampung Lubuk Kabu in Baling who developed symptoms on April 1 before testing positive for Covid-19 on April 7.
There are also seven new clusters detected from workplaces in Pahang (two clusters), Terengganu, Selangor, Johor, Putrajaya and Kelantan.
There are now 345 active clusters nationwide.