4-Year-Old Girl Triggers New Cluster In Sabah

A young girl has triggered a new cluster at a timber factory in Keningau, Sabah, dubbed the Kayu Patikang cluster.

According to NST, Sabah COVID-19 spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the index case was not a Malaysian citizen, and the 4-year-old girl was confirmed for COVID-19 at the Keningau Hospital. 

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“This new cluster is a workplace-related infection involving Mukim Patikang and Lingkudau. To date, out of 88 screenings, 19 were positive,” he said. 

As of Sunday (July 11th), Sabah recorded 271 new infections bringing the cumulative number of cases to 72,313 cases and no death recorded.

Out of the 271 cases, 145 were from close contacts, 69 were from existing and new clusters, 32 from symptomatic screenings, 18 from targeted screenings while seven from other screenings. 

“The districts that dominated the increase in cases today were Beaufort with 70 cases and Kota Kinabalu with 61, about 48.3% of the new infections, while Beluran and Telupid remained as COVID-19 green zones in Sabah,” added Masidi.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia are still high! So let’s work together to flatten the curve.

Remember to always abide by the SOPs when you’re out, wear a face mask, maintain physical distancing and sanitize your hands regularly! 

Stay safe, everyone. 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat