Covid-19: Cluster found for second time in Pasir Mas village in Kelantan


PUTRAJAYA: A village in Pasir Mas, Kelantan has once again become the site of a Covid-19 cluster, says the Health Ministry.

This time, the community cluster was triggered due to celebrations over a festive occasion and a wedding ceremony at Kampung Cabang Empat Chetok.

The cluster was detected after a 32-year-old woman from the village tested positive for Covid-19 on July 30.

She had started developing symptoms on July 24.

After 25 individuals were tested, 18 were found to be Covid-19 positive.

Previously, a Covid-19 cluster was recorded at the same village on June 11.

The ministry said at least five new Covid-19 clusters reported on Monday are linked to festivities, and they were found in Kelantan (three clusters), Kedah (one) and Johor (one).

In total, there were 11 new community clusters announced by the ministry on Monday (Aug 2), which has 293 confirmed cases so far.

Another 13 new clusters identified by the ministry are categorised as workplace outbreaks.

So far, 457 positive cases are linked to the 13 clusters.

This includes the Tapak Bina Batu Lima 2 cluster in Kuala Lumpur, which involves workers of a construction site at Jalan Klang Lama.

A targeted screening exercise conducted on the workers found 179 confirmed cases, making it the largest new cluster for Monday.

Three new clusters were classified as "high risk groups", involving two nursing homes in Muar and Klang as well as a medical centre in Kota Baru, Kelantan.

One cluster at Kampung Belukar Kadok in Kota Baru is linked to a religious activity where eight participants tested positive.

One cluster in Kelantan was found to involve students and staff of a private education institution at Bandar Baru, Tumpat.

Its index case is a 22-year-old woman who tested positive on July 27, after developing symptoms on July 23.

After 77 people were tested, 23 positive cases were found, most residents of Kampung Dalam Rhu in Tumpat.

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