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Covid-19: Sabah records 1,010 new cases, 12 fatalities


3 August 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: The number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah has dwindled to 1,010, a drop of 156 cases compared to yesterday’s 1,166.


This pushes the cumulative total of statewide infection to 87,899, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.


According to his statement, close contact screening still contributes to the highest number of cases today with 527, or 52.18 per cent, of Sabah’s daily cases.


However, the percentage of symptomatic screening has increased to 22.18 per cent (224 cases).


"This shows that sporadic infection has already occurred in the community and has spread beyond.


“Therefore, it is important that we all adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) wherever we are, especially those who have yet to receive their vaccine,” he said.


He added that Kota Kinabalu still top the highest number of Covid-19 cases with (183), followed by Sandakan (102) cases, Kinabatangan (92), Tawau (90), Tuaran (79), Penampang (68), Keningau (53), Sipitang (53), Papar (45), Putatan (31), Tongod (27), Kunak (24), Kota Marudu (24), Kuala Penyu (20) and Beaufort (19).


Only two districts in Sabah did not record any new cases today, namely Tambunan and Ranau.


He also mentioned that 85.45 per cent of the total cases either had mild or no symptoms at all.


Meanwhile, Masidi who is also the Covid-19 official spokesperson of Sabah said a total of 699 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 78,792.


The number of active cases now stands at 4,474 with 3,471 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 947 at hospitals, and the rest in temporary detention centres.


"To date, there are 115 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 43 of them ventilated," he added.


Unfortunately, 12 deaths were reported today involving several districts in Sabah.


Four fatalities were reported in Kota Kinabalu, three each in Sandakan and Tawau, and one each in Tuaran and Putatan.