New Covid-19 Cluster Detected In Selangor Involving Senior Citizens

The number of new Covid-19 cases is not dissipating with new cluster being detected every other day, the latest now being a cluster involving a senior citizen care centre in Kuala Selangor.

Ministry of Health detected the cluster after three of the residence there tested positive. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two positive cases were detected on May 17 through screenings at the home while the third case was tested positive through Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) screening when the patient was admitted to Tanjung Karang Hospital on June 13.

“This was the second test for the (third case) patient as the patient was tested negative during the first screening at the old folks home,” he said in the daily media conference on COVID-19 here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said to date, 12 workers and 26 residents were tested with all staff and other 24 residents tested negative.

Further action is being taken with preventive measures including disinfection and decontamination, a standard SOP once a place is defined as a cluster origin. Selangor has high number of Covid-19 cases compared to other states, recently the Jalan Othman wet market was shutdown due to infection with its source coming from another wet market in PJ.

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