Covid-19: Sabah records 1,247 new cases, all districts declared red zones
9 Aug 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: All 27 districts in Sabah are now classified as the Covid-19 red zones with an additional 1,247 new cases reported today.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun the number of new cases in Sabah pushes the cumulative total of statewide infections to 95,082.
Eleven more Covid-19 fatalities were registered in Sabah today with three in Tawau, two each in Tuaran and Papar, and one each in Kota Marudu, Ranau, Kota Kinabalu and Penampang.
"Close contact screenings continue to report the highest number of positive cases with 770 which is 62 per cent of the total daily cases.
"This was followed by symptomatic screening (295), cluster screening (87), targeted screening (31), and other categories (64).
"The high number of cases shows that a lot of people still do not adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) although the government has continuously reminded and urged the people to," he said in a statement today.
The Covid-19 official spokesperson of Sabah also mentioned that a total of 842 cases had either mild or no symptoms at all.
Meanwhile, he said a total of 858 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 82,571.
The number of active cases now stands at 4,447 with 3,409 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,064 at hospitals, and the rest in temporary detention centres.
"To date, there are 141 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 59 of them ventilated," said Masidi.