Covid-19: New cluster registered in Sabah after a two-month hiatus | Malaysia


Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the cluster of educational institutions involved a fourth-year student who was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on April 18. – Photo by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KOTA KINABALU, 23rd April ― After almost two months with no Covid-19 cluster registration, a new cluster namely Jalan Segama Lahad Datu cluster was reported today involving a male high school student in Lahad Datu.

Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the cluster of educational institutions involved a fourth-year student who was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on April 18.

“Close contact screenings revealed that a further 38 students were infected and the 39 have been isolated for further treatment,” he said in a statement last night.

Masidi, who is also a Sabah Covid-19 spokesperson, said new infections in the state rose to 149 today, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases to 370,366.

Apart from this, 17 districts have also recorded an increase in cases compared to eight districts yesterday.

“Of the new cases, 141 were in categories one and two, four cases in category three, two cases in category four and one case in category five.

“A Covid-19 related death has also been reported in Sandakan,” he said. ― Bernama

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