Covid-19: Three clusters linked to interstate travel


PUTRAJAYA: Three new Covid-19 clusters in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia are found to have links to interstate travel.

The Health Ministry said one of the clusters was an outbreak in Kampung Anak Ikan in Besut, Terengganu.

The cluster's index case is a 31-year-old man who travelled to Pahang between July 11 and 15.

After developing symptoms on July 17, the man tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21.

A total of 117 people linked to the cluster have been tested, of which 29 were positive.

Meanwhile, the Kampung Hutan Puteh cluster in Machang, Kelantan involved a 38-year-old man who travelled to Selangor between July 12 to 17.

A total of 40 people in the village were screened and 13 have tested positive so far.

The Kampung Paya Keladan cluster in Temerloh, Pahang involves a 26-year-old man who travelled to Kelantan from July 12 to 14.

A total of 61 individuals in the cluster were screened and with 26 positive cases so far.

These three were among the 42 new clusters announced by the Health Ministry in a statement on Tuesday (July 27).

At least 1,221 positive cases have been traced to the clusters.

Of the 42 clusters, 25 are workplace-related outbreaks, linked to 653 positive cases.

Another 12 clusters are community outbreaks (283 cases), two from detention centres (203 cases), two are high-risk groups (61 cases) and one is linked to an education institution (21 cases).

Nationwide, there are now 1,028 active clusters.

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