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.