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Sixth Covid-19 cluster detected in Sabah

So far, 117 people linked to this cluster have been screened, 112 of whom are awaiting their test results.

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Another Covid-19 cluster has surfaced in Sabah, making it the sixth in the state.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest cluster, named the Kuarters cluster, was found in Tongod, Sandakan.

So far, five positive cases have been reported there following screening done in the district.

He said on Sept 4, a health worker from Tongod tested positive during RTK Antigen screening.

“This worker was screened upon referral to the hospital. However, the confirmation test through rt-PCR screening proved negative.

“The screening done around the Tongod district that started on Sept 6 involved the local community including staff at the local health clinic.

“All positive cases (cases 10,253 to 10,257) in this cluster are Malaysians. They were asymptomatic and were admitted to the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan for treatment,” he said in a statement.

So far, 117 people linked to this cluster have been screened, 112 of whom are awaiting their test results. The index case is still being traced.

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