New Covid Clusters In Sabah Due To Family Gathering And Funeral

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Two new COVID-19 clusters in two villages in the Beaufort district have been linked to family gatherings and funerals where attendees failed to follow standard operating procedures (SOP).

New Covid Clusters In Sabah Due To Family Gathering And Funeral

Two new COVID-19 clusters in two villages in the Beaufort district have been linked to community gatherings where attendees failed to follow standard operating procedures (SOP).

Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Local Government and Housing in Sabah, said that the berkata Kampung Bawan cluster was triggered by a 31-year-old health officer who was confirmed positive on Oct 7 at a family gathering at his family home.

Meanwhile, the Kampung Batu 66 cluster was triggered by a woman, 36, who was confirmed positive on October 8 and is attributed to her father’s funeral in the village, which was attended by relatives and neighbours.

“Kampung Bawan cluster is a workplace cluster involving a government clinic with 34 infection cases, the majority being the index case’s family members and work colleagues, while the Kampung Batu 66  cluster is a community cluster with 29 cases drawn from family members and people who attended the wake,” Datuk Masidi Manjun added in a statement.

source - the star

Today, Sabah recorded 651 new COVID-19 positive cases, with 361 cases (55.45%) identified via close contact screenings, 228 cases (35.02%) detected through symptomatic screenings, and the remainder through various kinds of screenings, he added.

The overall number of COVID-19 cases in the state is now 212,329, with 541 recoveries reported today, bringing the total number of recoveries in the state to 201,466.

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