Covid-19: Third case from Kuala Selangor old folks’ home

The elderly are high-risk. – Bernama photo

By Chew Lip Song

A THIRD resident in an elderly care centre in Kuala Selangor has tested positive for Covid-19, despite the patient testing negative just a month earlier.

The patient is among the 41 new cases reported by the Health Ministry today, health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

On May 17, two residents in the centre had tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine screening while all 12 staff and 24 other elderly living there were given a clean bill of health.

“A month later, the third case was detected following a Severe Acute Respiratory Illness screening. The patient had been admitted to the Tanjung Karang Hospital on June 13. Active tracing and disinfection has been undertaken there,” Dr Noor Hisham said in his daily Covid-19 media briefing.

He added that of the 41 new cases,  three were import cases and 38 from local transmissions. Of the 38 cases, 32 were foreigners and six were locals.

This brings the total number of positive cases to 8,494. No new deaths were reported today.

 

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