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COVID-19: NEW CASES IN SABAH RISES TO 305



6 June 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah today recorded a staggering 305 new Covid-19 cases, an increase of 46 cases compared to yesterday's 259, bringing the cumulative total of statewide infections to 63,870.


Sabah's Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said of the total cases, 178 stemmed from close contacts while 64 from cluster screening, 34 from symptomatic screening, 25 from other categories and four from targeted screening.


“Tawau recorded the highest number of new cases with 72, followed by Kota Kinabalu (41), Kudat (37), Kinabatangan (23), Sandakan and Penampang (20), Kota belud (16), Papar (14), Beaufort (12), Nabawan (11), Putatan (nine), Kuala Penyu (eight), Kunak (seven), Lahad Datu and Semporna (five), Tuaran (two), Keningau and Kalabakan (one).


“Meanwhile, districts that did not record any cases today are Kota Marudu, Telupid, Ranau, Tambunan, Tenom, Sipitang, Tongod, and Beluran,” he said in a statement today.


Masidi reminded the public to continue staying at home while those who are working to limit their movement as the number of cases depends on the efficacy of adherence to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government.


As for recoveries, a total of 199 patients have been discharged today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 59,952.


"A total of 1,681 patients are still under treatment with 500 in hospitals, and 1,181 in quarantine centres.


"Currently, 98 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 29 of them requiring ventilator support,” said Masidi.