Covid-19: Cluster linked to JB Aidiladha visit among 36 new clusters

PUTRAJAYA: A Hari Raya Aidiladha visiting activity in Johor Baru has resulted in the discovery of a new Covid-19 cluster, says the Health Ministry.

Named the Jalan Denai Enam cluster, the Johor cluster is one of 36 new ones in the country announced on Thursday (July 29).

The visiting activity was held on July 20 during the Hari Raya Aidiladha public holiday.

The index case is a 35-year-old woman who started developing symptoms on July 23, before testing positive on July 26.

So far, 25 positive cases have been detected under this cluster after 90 individuals underwent testing.

Of the 36 new clusters, 18 are workplace related outbreaks, which have produced 506 confirmed cases to date.

Another 14 clusters are community outbreaks, which have 275 cases detected.

One cluster in Muar, Johor is an outbreak at a detention centre where 83 cases were found.

This is the second time an outbreak has occurred at the detention centre located at Jalan Salleh, Muar.

The index case is a 52-year-old man who tested positive on July 22, after developing symptoms since July 17.

Three clusters have been classified as “high-risk group” clusters and they involve a medical centre in Ipoh, Perak; a nursing home in Dengkil, Selangor; and a dialysis centre in Klang.

The Ipoh high-risk group cluster involves cleaners based at the medical centre.

Its index case is a 45-year-old man from Bangladesh who tested positive on July 26, after having symptoms since July 21.

A total of 26 cases have been found under this cluster, after 70 people underwent testing.

Nationwide, there are now 1,064 active clusters.

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