Covid-19: 19 new clusters identified, seven linked to workplaces


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has identified 19 new Covid-19 clusters, taking the number of active ones in the country to 497.

Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said seven clusters are outbreaks in workplaces.

In his daily updates on Tuesday (May 18), he said one of the workplace clusters included the Dah Helang cluster in Langkawi involving a government office located at Dataran Lang.

So far, 30 confirmed cases have been traced under the cluster.

The cluster’s index case is a 35-year-old woman who developed symptoms and was confirmed as Covid-19 positive on May 15.

Other categories of clusters included religious activities (five clusters), community outbreaks (four clusters) and education sectors (three clusters).

A cluster in Kampung Batu 2, Port Dickson, which is linked to a religious event, has 45 cases so far.

The index case of the cluster is a 64-year-old man who developed symptoms and tested positive for Covid-19 on May 12.

The Gong Badak cluster is linked to staff and students of a higher learning institution located in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu.

The index case is a 46-year-old man who developed symptoms and later tested positive on May 17.

A total of 409 individuals have undergone Covid-19 screening, and 36 positive cases were detected under this cluster.

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