Health DG: Covid-19 outbreak detected at Kuala Langat construction site, 121 cases reported


PUTRAJAYA: A Covid-19 outbreak has been discovered at a construction site in Kuala Langat, with at least 121 positive cases confirmed to date.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the outbreak - named the Industri Mahkota 2 cluster - was discovered from a targeted screening exercise conducted on workers of the construction site in Pekan Sungai Manggis.

“Positive cases under this cluster were first detected on Sunday (May 2) from a targeted screening on the workers.

“To date, a total of 1,350 individuals have been screened, in which 121 cases were confirmed, ” said Dr Noor Hisham in his daily Covid-19 updates on Monday (May 3).

The cluster was among nine new ones announced by the Health Ministry on Monday.

Three clusters were classified as community outbreaks, while another three are related to workplaces.

Two new clusters are linked to the education sector.

This included the Indera Mahkota Dua cluster in Pahang in which 16 cases were discovered among students and staff of a school in Bandar Indera Mahkota.

There is also an outbreak discovered at a detention centre in Jelapang, Perak.

Dr Noor Hisham said the cases were detected from a targeted screening exercise conducted on new inmates since April 25.

To date, 40 cases were discovered from 75 individuals who have been tested.

Nationwide, there are now 398 active clusters.

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