- Wartawan Nabalu News
Backlog cases contributes Sabah’s high 2,583 daily Covid-19 cases
19 Aug 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will continue to record high numbers of Covid-19 daily cases due to backlog cases, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
Masidi who is also the Covid-19 spokesperson for Sabah stated that until backlog cases or delayed registration of cases have been cleared, the number of positive cases will continue to be high for a couple of days.
“The daily positive cases continue to soar as it hit 2,583 today, an increase of 170 cases compared to yesterday, bringing the total cumulative of state-wide infection to 113,929.
“A total of 289 cases or 11.2 per cent of the total cases today are categorised as backlog cases, with (188) recorded in Kota Kinabalu, (58) in Penampang and (40) in Putatan,” he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, Masidi also mentioned that 2,434 of the total cases either had mild or no symptoms at all.
He stated that a total of 2,057 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 93,223.
The number of active cases now stands at 5,067 with 3,793 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,251 at hospitals, and the rest in temporary detention centres.
"To date, there are 158 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 68 of them ventilated,” he added.
Unfortunately, 11 more Covid-19 fatalities were reported today with four in Tawau, three in Kota Kinabalu, two in Keningau, and one each in Ranau and Tuaran.