• Ilona Andrew

Covid-19: KK records whopping 883 cases, 2,638 total in Sabah


22 Aug 2021

By Ilona Andrew


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded 2,638 new Covid-19 cases today with Kota Kinabalu recording the most number out of all the districts in the state - a whopping 883 cases.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the cases in the state capital shot up drastically compared to yesterday - 214 cases higher than yesterday.


"As was informed previously, not all cases reported today happened in the span of 24 hours. A total of 369 cases are backlogs of more than five days while 378 cases are backlogged over four days and 892 cases are registered two days late.


"Out of the total cases, 1,639 were detected through close contact screenings while 611 through symptomatic screenings and 159 are through targeted screening," he said in a press statement, Sunday.


The latest addition has pushed the cumulative total of Covid-19 infections in the state to 121,956.


Meanwhile, a total of 903 individuals have been discharged today, bringing the total cumulative of statewide recoveries to 97,031.


"The number of active cases stands at 4,874 with 3,502 of them currently receiving treatment in the quarantine centres, 1,342 at hospitals, 19 at temporary detention centres and the rest in private facilities.


"A total of 163 patients are currently treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 73 of them requiring ventilator support," he added.


Sabah also continues to report Covid-19 facilities with eight in Kota Kinabalu, three in Tawau, two in Keningau, and one each in Penampang, Papar and Putatan.