New cluster found in Kuala Selangor old folks’ home

HEALTH director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shared that a new cluster was found at an old folks’ home in Kuala Selangor, after a third case was found as a Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) case.

This was the second time the patient was tested, said Dr Noor Hisham, adding that the staff and other residents at the home were screened as well, returning negative results.

This is one of the six local transmission cases – all Malaysians – reported today, from a total of 41 new cases. Three others were imported cases from Singapore, and the remaining 32 non-Malaysians.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Malaysia to 8,494, of which 973 are active transmission cases. Four patients are in intensive care, while there are no patients who need ventilator support. No deaths were reported today, leaving the death toll at 121.

A total of 17,699 staff, caretakers and residents have been identified at 421 old folks’ homes, with 15,848 samples taken. Of these, 30 cases were found to be positive, of which only five were symptomatic.

Today’s update also marks the end of the daily updates from the Ministry of Health, with press conferences to be held three times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. – June 15, 2020

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