Covid-19: New education cluster detected in Sandakan

KOTA KINABALU: A new education cluster in Sandakan district was announced on Wednesday (Dec 1), involving a polytechnic student there as the index case.

Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said Kluster Sungai Batang has 24 positive infections in total so far, all students of Sandakan Polytechnic.

Sabah’s daily cases also saw an increase to 467 from 401 the day before, with Kota Kinabalu recording a jump to 83 infections from 53 previously.

“Beaufort and Papar also recorded increases of 15 and 11 more cases respectively.

“However out of the 467 daily cases, 97.4% are in Category 1 and Category 2,” he added.

Masidi added that as announced by the Federal Government, the Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) of the country as of Nov 30 was 0.95 while for Sabah it was 0.96.

The Rt value refers to the number of people that a person with the virus will infect.