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COVID-19: ONLY SEVEN RED ZONES LEFT IN SABAH


10 Mar 2021

By Ilona Andrew


KOTA KINABALU: Lahad Datu has turned from a red zone to an orange zone as more Covid-19 recoveries were reported in Sabah today.


The state is now left with only seven red zones - Keningau, Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Kalabakan, Kota Marudu, Sandakan and Nabawan - while the rest, except for Tongod that has been a green zone for more than a week now, are orange and yellow zones,



The cumulative total of statewide Covid-19 recoveries now stands at 52,468 with 57 more patients recovered today, said Sabah's Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Masidi Manjun in a statement today.


Meanwhile, the cumulative total of Covid-19 infections has reached 53,675 as 54 more new cases were recorded today.


"Thirty-nine (72.2 per cent) of the total cases involve close contacts while 11.8 per cent (six cases) involve symptomatic individuals, 1.9 (one case) per cent from an existing cluster, and the rest (eight cases) from other categories," he said.



Keningau recorded the highest number of new cases with 18, followed by Tawau (eight), Kudat (six), Kota Kinabalu and Kalabakan (five), Papar (three), Kota Marudu and Sandakan (two), and Tuaran, Beluran, Kota Belud, Penampang, and Tambunan (one).


The rest of the districts - Telupid, Nabawan, Putatan, Kunak, Kinabatangan, Ranau, Tenom, Pitas, Lahad Datu, Kuala Penyu, Semporna, Sipitang, Beaufort, and Tongod - did not record any new cases.


Unfortunately, one Covid-19 fatality was reported in Sipitang, said Masidi who is also the Local Government and Housing Minister.


"A total of 585 patients are still receiving treatment with 210 in the hospitals and 375 in the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres.


"Nineteen of them are warded in the intensive care unit (ICU), including seven requiring ventilator support."