KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Three new Covid-19 clusters were identified in Malaysia today by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Two of these clusters are in Kedah, the third in Selangor.
The Kedah cluster is being dubbed the Bah Lunas cluster in Kulim and Bah Rose in Kuala Muda in Kedah while the cluster in Selangor is being dubbed the Jelok cluster.
“A 35-year-old male returning from Sabah was found positive on September 30. Following contact tracing we found another three positive cases in the Bah Lunas cluster.
“Since 12pm today, 112 individuals have been screened here and 21 came back negative while 87 are still awaiting their results,” Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Adullah said in his daily Covid-19 briefing in Putrajaya that was also broadcast on Facebook.
“In the Bah Rose cluster in Kedah a 48-year-old Malaysian man was found positive and had a history of travelling to Sabah. We found another seven positive cases from contact tracing.
“The index case in Jelok was a 27-year-old Malaysian male who found he was positive after going for screening. We found another three cases following contact tracing and all of them are in Sungai Buloh Hospital for observation,” added Dr Noor Hisham.
To date, 477 individuals have been screened from the new clusters in Kedah where 69 came back negative and five were still awaiting their results.
In Penang, 396 individuals were screened with 71 coming back negative and 324 awaiting their results.
The source of the infection is still under investigation.
Malaysia recorded a high of 317 cases today with one death.
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