Health Ministry: 14 new Covid-19 clusters identified for 418 total nationwide

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has identified 14 new Covid-19 clusters in the country, taking the number of active ones in the country to 418.

In his daily Covid-19 statement on Thursday (May 6), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said seven of the new clusters were workplace-related.

This includes a cluster in Perak, where 11 positive cases were found among workers of a restaurant at Persiaran Greentown 7 in Ipoh.

"The index case of this cluster developed symptoms and later tested positive for Covid-19 on May 1.

"A total of 39 individuals were screened and 11 positive cases have been detected under this cluster," said Dr Noor Hisham.

The other new clusters have been categorised as community outbreaks (two), education sector (two), high-risk group (one) and religious activity (one).

One cluster linked to the education sector involves students and staff of a school in Jalan Sungai Merab, Kajang.

"To date, 295 individuals have been screened and 10 cases has been confirmed under this cluster," said Dr Noor Hisham.

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