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Covid-19: SM Maktab Sabah is the latest cluster of educational institutions detected in the state

Monday, February 07, 2022 10:42 PM MYT

KOTA KINABALU, February 7 ― A total of 18 students from Sekolah Menengah (SM) Maktab Sabah here are among those involved in the latest cluster of Covid-19 educational institutions detected in Sabah today.

The state’s Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun, said the group of educational institutions, known as Jalan Pintas Sebulan Group, and a group of workplaces, Giram Group in Kunak, were the two groups registered today.

“The Jalan Pintas Sembulan cluster involved an index case who showed symptoms on February 3, was tested the same day and later tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 79 close contacts have been screened and another 17 positive cases have been detected,” he said in a statement this evening.

The Sabah Covid-19 spokesperson said the Giram cluster at Ladang Giram in Kunak was triggered by a 37-year-old man who tested positive at a private clinic on January 31.

“Contact tracing among workers and family members revealed 19 additional positive cases, bringing the cumulative figure to 20, including three new cases reported today,” he said.

Masidi said infections in Sabah continued to rise, with 1,600 cases today compared to 1,285 yesterday.

“A total of 47.55% of new cases today were sporadic infections that were only discovered when patients showed symptoms of Covid-19,” he said. ― Bernama