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Covid-19: New cluster in Sabah involving govt. hospitals

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is part of a three-hospital new cluster in Sabah.

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PUTRAJAYA — April 18,2020: A new cluster with 31 infections so far has been detected in Sabah involving medical personnel at three government hospitals in Sabah.

But none of those affected from the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital, Women and Children’s Hospital in Likas and the Keningau Hospital was involved in the treatment of other Covid-19 patients.

Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said today that the cluster was detected when a staff from Queen Elizabeth hospital went to work on April 2.

Investigations and screenings of those in contact with him have been carried out, with some of his colleagues and family members testing positive.

Another nine positive cases were detected among the Sarawak church cluster and five from the Pasir Gudang factory cluster.

In the last 24 hours the country recorded another 54 cases to bring the total number to 5,305. This is the third time since mid-March that Malaysia has recorded double-digit daily cases.

As of today a total of 88 people have died while the number of recoveries stands at 3,102 or 58.5%. Forty-nine patients are in intensive care, with 26 on ventilators.

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