Covid-19 cases remain high in Sabah, one new cluster in Tawau: Masidi

KOTA KINABALU: Covid-19 daily new cases continue to rise in Sabah on Friday (June 11) as more test results are out while health authorities step up targeted screening, says state Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.

Sabah registered 309 cases, up by 76 cases from 233 new infections on Thursday (June 10).

In a post on his Twitter account, Masidi, who is in charge of Covid-19 matters in the state, said Tawau was top again with 56 new cases, followed by Kota Kinabalu and Lahad Datu with 32 cases each.

Masidi also said Tawau recorded a new cluster - Kopi Blues - with 12 cumulative cases so far.

The index case was a 46-year-old housewife from Kampung Lorong Saddani, Batu 2.

“Early investigations found all close contacts screened attended a relative’s funeral and tahlil gathering in the area, ” he said.

Masidi said the Covid-19 trend in each district does not portray a convincing situation on the ground.

He said despite an increase of districts recording zero cases on Friday (six districts compared to three districts on Thursday), it was not reassuring as only one district - Beluran - was under the green zone.

“With cases going up and down daily, the conclusion is that there is a high non-compliance of standard operating procedures, ” he said.

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