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COVID-19: SABAH CASELOAD SURGES TO 318 TODAY


1 June 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah today recorded 318 new Covid-19 cases, a drastic increase of 111 cases compared to yesterday's 207, bringing the cumulative total of statewide infections to 62,562.


Sabah's Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said one death was also reported in Tuaran.


Of the total cases, 217 stemmed from close contacts while 44 from cluster screening, 29 from symptomatic screening, 16 from targeted screening, and 12 from other categories.


“Tawau recorded the highest number of new cases with 90 followed by Lahad Datu with 43, Kunak (29), Kota Belud (22), Tuaran (19), Kota Kinabalu (17), Papar (13), Penampang and Kalabakan (12), Putatan (11), Kudat (10), Kinabatangan and Kuala Penyu (eight), Beaufort and Ranau (six), Sandakan (five), Sipitang, Tenom and Semporna (each with two cases), and Nabawan (one).


“Meanwhile, districts that did not record any cases today are Keningau, Kota Marudu, Tongod, Pitas, Tambunan, Beluran, and Telupid," he said in a statement today.


According to Masidi, a total of 199 patients have recovered today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 59,952.


"A total of 1,527 patients are still under treatment with 469 in hospitals, 1,056 in quarantine centres, and two in temporary detention centres.


"Currently 68 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 26 of them requiring ventilator support,” he added.


He also reminded the public to fully comply with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) set by the government so that the number of daily cases in Sabah would drop.