Sabah cases rise to 1,600 cases, new clusters found

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s Covid-19 infections continued its upward trend, recording 1,600 new cases yesterday.

Two new clusters involving a school and workplace were detected.

State Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said cases in the state were rising with an increase of 315 cases compared to Sunday.

He said four districts recorded three-digit cases – Kota Kinabalu (371), Sandakan (322), Tuaran (150) and Penampang (138).

A total of 15 districts recorded two-digit cases and six districts recorded single-digit cases.

He said there were 26 active clusters throughout Sabah, including two new ones declared yesterday.

One of the clusters involved a workplace in Ladang Giram, Kunak, where a 37-year-old man started showing symptoms on Jan 31.

He was screened at a private clinic on the same day and was found positive. Screening of his co-workers and family members found 19 more positive cases, he said.

The second cluster involved a 15-year-old student of a boarding school in Kota Kinabalu.

Masidi said the student started showing symptoms on Feb 3 and underwent a PCR test on the same day and was found to be positive.

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