3 new Covid-19 clusters, one in Selangor

Screening of contacts is now ongoing in Selangor and Kedah.

PUTRAJAYA: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reported three new clusters today, one in Selangor and two in Kedah.

These are the Bah Lumas and the Bah Rose clusters in Kedah and the Jelok cluster in Selangor.

The index case for the Jelok cluster in Selangor was identified during screenings on Oct 3 and the patient was then admitted to Hospital Sungai Buloh.

Three more positive cases were identified from later close-contact screenings.

A total of eight people were screened from the cluster, of which four were negative.

Kedah clusters also involve returnees from Sabah

The new Bah Lumas cluster in Kulim, Kedah, is based on a 35-year-old man who returned from visiting Sabah. He tested positive on Sept 30 and was admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

Contact screening yielded three other positive cases, 21 tested negative and 87 are still waiting for their results. A total of 112 individuals were screened from the cluster.

The second Kedah cluster, called Bah Rose, also resulted from a patient who had travelled to Sabah. The 48-year-old man tested positive on Sept 29 and has since been admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

Seven more positive cases were found from screening of close contacts involving 477 people, 81 in Kedah and 396 in Penang.

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