They bring their relative who died of Covid home. Then a new cluster is sparked in Tenom.
Published on: Friday, October 22, 2021
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Kota Kinabalu: Bringing home the remains of a relative who died of Covid-19 complications and the subsequent funeral are believed to have sparked a new cluster in Tenom.

Sabah's Covid-19 crisis spokesman Datuk Masidi Manjun today said the community cluster is named Alab Senagang.

"The index patient was confirmed positive at Tenom Hospital on Oct 14 and was admitted at a quarantine centre the same day," he said in a statement.

"Based on Initial investigation, it is believed the spread was started by the funeral for the index patient's mother-in-law.

"The mother-in-law died of Covid-19 on Oct 10 and was brought back to Kg Senagang on Oct 11."

Twenty family members were reported to have gathered when the remains were brought home but further investigation is still ongoing into the cluster  in which 50 cases have been found so far, added Masidi.

Masidi did not say where the woman had died - whether at a hospital or elsewhere.

Protocols dictate that Covid-19 deaths at a hospital cannot be brought home and instead must be managed at the health facility.

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