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Dr. Noor Hisham: Latest Covid-19 Cluster Found in Old Folks Home

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An old folks home in Kuala Selangor is the newest Covid-19 cluster in the country after the Health Ministry detected 3 infections originating from there, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The latest case is a 69-year-old resident of the Old folks home. He was admitted to the Tanjung Karang Hospital for Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) on Jun 13 and tested positive for Covid-19.

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“Previously, the ministry had conducted screening at the old folks home and the patient tested negative for Covid-19 then, ” he said at the Covid-19 press conference here.

2 positive cases was found at the same old folks home last month on May 17. At that time, 12 staff and 26 residents of the home were tested. All 12 staff and 24 out of 26 residents tested negative for Covid-19. However, The 2 positive cases have so far recovered and been discharged.

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Dr Noor Hisham said active case detection as well as sanitisation and disinfection were being carried out at the home.

Yesterday, Dr Noor Hisham announced 41 new infections in the country, with 38 of them being local transmissions, while three others were imported cases involving Malaysians returning from Singapore.

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Of the 38 locally transmitted cases, 32 involved non-Malaysians; with 15 new cases from the Pedas cluster in Negri Sembilan, 14 from the Bukit Jalil immigration depot cluster and two from the cleaning services company cluster.

Another one is detected from a screening on employees conducted by a cleaning company in Kuala Lumpur.

There are now 973 active cases in the country, with four people under intensive care and none on ventilator support. There is no new death, which keeps the death toll at 121.

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For Covid-19 positive barber, only 31 were classified as close contacts of the barber and 29 have tested negative, with two results pending.

“So there is no ‘barbershop cluster’ as there is only one positive case so far, ” he said.

Source : The Star