Covid-19: New cases detected in almost all states linked to Sabah

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  • Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Nearly all of the states in Malaysia have recorded new Covid-19 cases because of individuals who returned from Sabah.

On Wednesday (Sept 30) alone, 25 of the country’s 86 new cases were linked to people with a recent history of travelling to the East Malaysian state.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor had the most number of cases linked to Sabah with five, followed by three each in Sarawak, Terengganu and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Kedah, Pahang and Perlis had two Sabah-linked cases each, while Johor, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Penang and Labuan had one case each, he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said since Sept 20,88 Covid-19 cases were related to individuals with travel history to Sabah.

The Bakawali cluster in Johor, which is also linked to returnees from Sabah, saw another seven new cases under the cluster.

This brings the total in the cluster to 11 cases, all involving Malaysians.

Sabah itself saw an additional 35 cases on Wednesday, becoming once again the state with the highest number of cases.

The Bangau-Bangau cluster in Semporna saw an increase of nine cases, bringing its tally to 287 cases.

The Benteng LD (Lahad Datu) cluster, the country’s largest and most active cluster, has another four new cases, taking its total to 879.

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