Covid-19: Health Ministry detects new cluster among Sabah health personnel

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  • Saturday, 18 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry (MOH) has detected a new cluster of Covid-19 infections among medical personnel in three government hospitals in Sabah.

So far, a total of 31 positive cases have been identified in this cluster, involving The Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital, the Women and Children's Hospital (HWKK) in Likas, and the Keningau Hospital.

None of them, however, were medical personnel who were treating patients with the disease.

All of those who tested positive are still undergoing treatment and are in stable condition, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah Saturday (April 18).

He said the cluster was detected when one of the staff of the Queen Elizabeth 2 hospital reported for work on April 2.

“He was unwell, had symptoms of a cough and had a cold.

“Investigations and screenings of those in contact with him have been carried out. Some of his colleagues and family members tested positive for Covid-19, ” said Dr Noor Hisham in his daily press conference Saturday.

Noor Hisham also said that another nine positive cases were detected among the Sarawak church cluster and five cases in the Pasir Gudang factory cluster.

As of Saturday, a total of 5,035 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the country with 88 people reported to have died from the disease.

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