PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has detected 31 new Covid-19 clusters, of which 17 are workplace-related outbreaks.

It said workplace clusters have produced at least 793 positive cases.

A construction site at Jalan Datin Halimah in Johor Baru is the biggest new cluster reported on Thursday (Sept 2), with 223 confirmed cases to date.

The cluster was identified from a targeted screening exercise conducted on some 420 workers of the construction site.

There are also nine clusters that have been categorised as community outbreaks.

At least 198 positive cases are linked to these community clusters.

Another three clusters have been classified as high-risk clusters, including one in Johor Baru which is linked to several welfare centres.

The index case of this cluster is an eight-year-old girl who resides in one of the welfare centres located on Jalan Mariamah 5 in Kampung Bahru.

From 64 people tested, 43 were confirmed positive.

The ministry also discovered an outbreak at an education institution in Kota Kinabalu.

The cluster was found among staff and students of the institution.

Its index case is a 44-year-old man who tested positive on Sept 1 after developing symptoms on Aug 24.

So far, the cluster has detected 45 confirmed cases.

Nationwide, there are now 1,488 active clusters.

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