Covid-19: 21 new clusters detected, 11 linked to workplaces


PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has identified 21 new Covid-19 clusters nationwide, of which 11 of them are workplace-related.

The 11 workplace clusters consists of three in Kedah (Dah Batik Industri, Dah Mawar Biru and Dah Lima Industri), three in Penang (Industri MIEL Bayan Lepas, Jalan Perusahaan Maju Lapan and Lorong Perusahaan Maju Lapan), two in Selangor (Industri Balakong Empat and Industri Perusahaan Selesa Jaya), one in KL (Jalan Sin Chew Kee), one in Johor (Kampung Telok Kemang) and one in Perak (Jalan Industri Enam Jelapang).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on Thursday (July 1) said among the worst hit clusters were the Dah Batik Industri cluster in Sungai Petani, where 35 cases were detected after 103 were screened.

In the Dah Lima Industri cluster in Sungai Petani, Kedah, there were 34 cases reported after 182 were screened for Covid-19.

In Selangor, 23 cases were detected in the Industri Balakong Empat cluster after 71 were screened, while another 13 cases were detected in the Industri Perusahaan Selesa Jaya cluster after 67 were screened.

There were also 31 cases detected in the Kampung Telok Kemang workplace cluster in Johor, after 43 were screened and in Perak, eight cases were detected at the Jalan Industri Enam Jelapang cluster after 163 were screened.

There were also nine clusters classified as community outbreaks. Among them included the Seri Semarak cluster in Kuala Lumpur where 72 tested positive after 705 were screened.

Among the other community clusters reported was the Nahaba 2 cluster in Sabah, where 27 cases were detected after 136 were screened and also the Dah Tanjung Setol cluster in Kedah, where 31 cases were detected after 161 were screened.

There was also a high-risk group cluster known as Jalan Residensi in Penang, where 29 cases were detected after 127 were screened.

As of Thursday (July 1), there are a total of 887 active clusters nationwide.

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