Covid-19: Two new clusters detected in Sabah, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: Two new Covid-19 clusters were reported in the country on Tuesday (Dec 1), both of them in Sabah.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said in a statement that the Kolombong cluster in Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran has recorded 40 positive cases out of 76 individuals screened.

He said that the index case was detected on Dec 1 as a result of screening of those with symptoms.

Dr Noor Hisham added that the Talang-Talang cluster in Kota Kinabalu has reported 18 positive cases among 67 individuals screened.

The index case, which was reported on Nov 23, was detected as a result of screening of those with symptoms.

So far, a total of 364 Covid-19 clusters have been reported in the country, with 180 of them still active.

A total of 33 of them reported new cases including the Teratai Cluster linked to Top Glove (778 cases), the Hentian cluster (118), and the Batu Tujuh cluster (37)

Dr Noor Hisham said three clusters ended on Tuesday - the Highway, Inai, and Jalan Meru clusters, bringing the total number of clusters ended to 184.

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