The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Sabah has continued to grow as a state election campaign is in progress.

According to the Health Ministry, there were 47 new Covid-19 cases detected in the country, of which 31 were found in Sabah alone as of noon today.

While most of the new infections were linked to the Benteng LD cluster with 22 cases, there were also cases detected from screenings at health clinics (four), quarantine centres (one) and a police station lock-up (one).

In Kedah, there were 14 cases, mostly from the Tawar cluster (13) and one from the Sungai cluster.

Of the 47 new cases, 19 involved foreigners, of which two had recently arrived from abroad.

At present, there are 591 active Covid-19 cases with nine patients in intensive care, of which four require ventilator support.

The death toll remained at 128.

Alarmingly, there was another case involving a health worker who was infected with Covid-19 reported by the Health Ministry.

For the three main active clusters - Benteng LD, Tawar and Sungai - there were 28 health workers who caught the novel coronavirus. 

"All frontline workers need to take note of this," said Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He urged all frontliners to always follow the guidelines and constantly remind their peers to do so.

This includes the washing of hands with soap, wearing personal protective equipment, maintaining physical distance and conducting constant disinfection exercises.

"Even when outside of working hours, frontline staff have to follow the guidelines set by the government and live the new normal required to stop the spread of Covid-19," Noor Hisham added.

Source: MalaysiaKini
  • Date Sun, 13 Sep 2020
  • Outbreak Covid-19
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