Covid-19: Shah Alam factory cluster largest among 47 new clusters


PUTRAJAYA: A Shah Alam factory cluster has 250 confirmed cases of Covid-19, says the Health Ministry.

It is the biggest of 47 new Covid-19 clusters announced by the ministry on Friday (July 30).

The cluster was detected from a targeted screening exercise conducted on more than 3,400 workers of the factory, which is located at Hicom Industrial Estate in Shah Alam.

Of the 47 new clusters, 24 are workplace-related outbreaks.

At least 1,197 cases are linked to the new workplace clusters so far.

There are also 17 community outbreaks, which have 489 cases linked to the clusters so far.

This includes an outbreak detected at Kampung Haji Saman in Bachok, Kelantan.

The cluster is traced to a wedding held at the village on July 18.

Its index case is a 34-year-old woman who attended the ceremony.

She had Covid-19 symptoms since July 17, and tested positive on July 21.

After 37 people underwent testing, at least 21 cases were found under the cluster.

Another three clusters have been categorised as “high-risk groups”, and they are linked to two nursing homes and one medical centre.

Two clusters are outbreaks found at two education institutions in Kuala Selangor and Melaka.

One cluster at Felda Sungai Koyan 3 in Lipis, Pahang is linked to a religious event. So far, there are 11 cases under the cluster.

Nationwide, there are now 1,092 active clusters.

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