Covid-19: 16 new clusters, 12 linked to workplaces

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has identified 16 new Covid-19 clusters on Friday (June 11), of which 12 are linked to workplace outbreaks.

One of the workplace outbreaks is the Industri Persiaran Raja Lumu cluster in Port Klang, which 95 cases among workers of a factory.

So far, 197 people have been tested under a targeted screening exercise conducted on the factory’s staff.

There are also three new clusters which have been categorised as community outbreaks.

One is the Kampung Sungai Penchala cluster where 105 villagers were found to be Covid-19 positive.

The cases were detected from a targeted screening exercise, in which 521 individuals have been tested so far.

Another community outbreak is the Kopi Blues cluster in Tawau, Sabah, which has 12 cases.

The cluster is linked to a funeral at Kampung Kopi Blues in Sri Tanjung, Tawau on May 29.

The index case of the cluster is a 46-year-old woman who tested positive on June 9, after developing symptoms four days earlier.

A total of 20 individuals have been tested.

There is also a cluster categorised as a high-risk group, which involves workers of an old folks home in Kempas Baru, Johor.

The index case is a 50-year-old woman who developed symptoms and later tested positive for Covid-19 on May 25.

A total of 57 individuals had to be screened, and so far, 18 people tested positive.

Nationwide, there are now 755 active clusters.

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