A spike in new Covid-19 cases today

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Lahad Datu Sabah Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 16 APRIL 2020.
Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 16 APRIL 2020.

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

KUALA LUMPUR – 50 new Covid-19 positive cases were detected in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

According to the Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, that amount is part of the 62 positive cases recorded today.

“This cluster was identified on 1 September 2020. It started with two illegal immigrants arrested at the Lahad Datu District Police Headquarters (IPD) in Sabah on 24 August.

“They were screened and tested positive of Covid-19 on 31 August. The cases were admitted into the Lahad Datu Hospital. Active Case Detection and close contact screening was conducted,” Noor Hisham said.

He also said that 1,404 individuals have been screened and 66 Covid-19 cases have been detected within seven days with the positivity rate of 4.7 percent. –MalaysiaGazette

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