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Fourth Covid-19 cluster detected in Sabah - Health DG

17 Sep 2020 / 20:09 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A new Covid-19 cluster was detected in Semporna, Sabah on Monday, making it the fourth one in the state after the Benteng LD, Pulau and Laut clusters.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said the index case for the new Selamat cluster is case 9969, a 32-year-old Malaysian who tested positive for the virus on September 14 while undergoing screening at the Tawau hospital for premature labour.

“Through close contact screening and Active Case Detection, another positive case was detected involving the medical officer who treated the index case,” he said in a statement on Covid-19 developments here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said to date, 118 individuals from this cluster have been screened, of which two tested positive for Covid-19 while the rest were awaiting results.

The source of infection is being investigated and transmission prevention activity is ongoing, he said. -Bernama

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