Monday, September 27, 2021

Wedding do sparks 62-case cluster in Sabah

Another cluster involving workers at an oil palm plantation was also recorded.

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A wedding ceremony at Kampung Lima, Nabawan, triggered the Lima cluster that had recorded 62 cases as of today, said Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Masidi Manjun.

The Sabah Covid-19 spokesman said the index case of the community cluster was a 22-year-old man who tested positive for Covid-19 on Aug 20 after experiencing a fever, cough and joint pains.

“Active tracing and screening conducted on 134 individuals, including family members, close contacts and casual contacts, detected 61 positive cases in addition to the index case, while 53 individuals tested negative and the rest are still waiting for their results,” he said in a statement tonight.

He said another cluster recorded today was the Pin Supu cluster in Kinabatangan, a workplace cluster at an oil palm plantation in the Sukau sub-district involving 35 positive cases as of today.

“The index case is a 40-year-old Indonesian woman plantation worker who was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on Aug 22 after showing symptoms.

“Samples taken from 129 individuals revealed 34 positive cases in addition to the index case, from among social contacts, workers and dependants,” he said.

Meanwhile, Masidi said Sabah had received over 1.41 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac and CanSino vaccines this month, including 515,150 doses that arrived throughout this week, while 99,400 Pfizer-BioNTech doses would arrive from Kuching, Sarawak, in the next two to three days.

He said as of yesterday, 36.47% of the adult population eligible for vaccination had completed their Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac vaccine jabs, as well as the single-shot CanSino vaccine jab.

Sabah recorded 2,834 Covid-19 cases today, bringing the state’s total caseload to 140,361. It also recorded 1,077 recoveries, bringing the number of people who had recovered from Covid-19 to 107,589, with 5,007 patients still being treated.

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