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No new Covid-19 cases but Sabah not out of the woods yet, says state Health Dept director

No new Covid-19 cases but Sabah not out of the woods yet, says state Health Dept director

30/3/2020 7:22:00 AM

No new Covid-19 cases but Sabah not out of the woods yet, says state Health Dept director

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has not reported any new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours after a total of 320 tests were conducted, signs that the situation might be under control in the state.

"Yes, most tests were negative. The positive ones were repeat samples."However, we still have samples yet to be tested. Until and unless we have completed all those samples yet to be tested, we cannot say that the threat is diminishing," she added.

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Of the 320 cases, Dr Rundi did not say how tests were for repeat samples and new samples.She said as of Sunday (March 29), they had checked 116,246 people and taken 6,295 samples.She said that 90% of the cases in Sabah were related to the tabligh gathering at Masjid Jamek in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, with some 94 cases from Tawau, Lahad Datu and Kota Kinabalu.

The number of cases remained at 197 in Sabah since Saturday amid concerns over the availability of Covid-19 testing reagents in Sabah."Availability of reagents is an issue that keeps cropping up. We hope to put in place additional sites for testing soon," Dr Rundi said.

She said that a total of 692 people remained at 21 quarantine centres in the state with 5,243 people under home quarantine.

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