Covid19: Another cluster surfaces in Sabah

21 Sep 2020 / 19:23 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Another Covid-19 cluster has surfaced in Sabah, making it the fifth cluster in the state.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this latest cluster, named the Kuarters Cluster, was found in Tongod, Sandakan, and that so far, five positive cases have been reported from it following screening done in the district.

He said on Sept 4, a health worker from Tongod tested positive during RTK Antigen screening.

“This worker was screened upon referral to the hospital. However, the confirmation test through rt-PCR screening proved negative. The screening done around the Tongod district that started on Sept 6 involved the local community including staff at the local health clinic.

“All the positive cases (cases 10,253 to 10,257) in this cluster are Malaysians. They were asymptomatic and were admitted to the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan for treatment,” he said in a statement today.

So far, 117 individuals have been screened involving this cluster with 112 of them awaiting the test results while the index case is still being traced. -Bernama

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