Covid-19: Thirteen new clusters detected, 11 related to workplaces


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has identified 13 new Covid-19 clusters on Monday (July 5), bringing the total of active ones to 855 nationwide.

Eleven new clusters are workplace related, while two are community outbreaks.

The biggest cluster reported on Monday was an outbreak at a factory in Sarawak, with 132 confirmed cases to date.

The cluster was uncovered through a targeted screening exercise involving over 200 workers at a factory in Kuala Baram near Miri.

In Penang, a cluster involving workers of a market at Lintang Macallum 2 in Georgetown has 64 cases so far.

More than 250 individuals linked to the cluster have undergone a targeted screening exercise.

Of the two community clusters, one was an outbreak reported at Kampung Bechah Tembesu in Kota Baru, Kelantan.

The index case was a 15-year-old girl who started developing symptoms on June 28 and tested positive for Covid-19 on July 2.

So far, 22 people linked to the cluster have been screened with 10 testing positive.

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