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Covid-19: Labuan seeing 63-fold increase in active cases

0 month ago, 07-Jun-2021

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LABUAN (June 7): The number of active Covid-19 cases in Labuan has seen an exponential increase by 63-fold, with the total number of daily cases reaching over 200 in the past few days.

Labuan Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) chairman, Rithuan Ismail said the island which had less than 30 active cases early last month was now having 1,885 such cases.

Meanwhile, four clusters, namely, Victoria Merdeka, Simpang Sahari, Simpang Sungai and Patau-Patau are showing a sharp upward trend with a daily increase of more than 10 cases each.

We have also recorded new fatalities daily for the past few days, taking Labuans death toll to 39 as of yesterday, he told Bernama today.

Rithuan said as of yesterday, the cumulative cases of the Victoria Merdeka Cluster stood at 361, Simpang Sahari (320), Patau-Patau (249) and Simpang Sungai (156), while the Layangan Cluster cases remained at 58 the past few weeks.

According to him, the number of people tested positive after having close contact with Covid-19 patients also increased to over 10 per cent.

The number of people undergoing treatment and quarantine at Labuan Nucleus Hospital has risen to 155 compared to 134 at the low-risk quarantine centre of Labuan Corporations Dewan Serbaguna and 40 at the Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Tinggi (BTPN), Jalan Sungai Lada.

The number of cases at the Covid-19 Assessment Centre has meanwhile increased steadily to 1,555. The centre which is to access the levels of infection of individuals opened a few days ago, he disclosed.

Meanwhile, Labuan Health Department director, Dr Ismuni Bohari said the Labuan Industrial Training Institutes hostel, used again as a low-risk quarantine centre, commenced operations yesterday with 50 patients from the Dewan Serbaguna shifted to the premises.

The remaining patients there will be shifted today and tomorrow as we will turn the premises into a temporary Covid-19 hospital ward soon, he said.

Labuan recorded 209 Covid-19 new cases today, bringing the islands total number to 4,961. Bernama

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