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Covid-19: Sabah records 1,291 new cases, 14 deaths, one new cluster in Ranau


21 Sept 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah continues to record a lower number of Covid-19 cases with 1,291 today, bringing the cumulative total of the statewide infection to 188,123.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that the state reported 14 new Covid-19 death cases today with Kota Kinabalu (four), Tawau (three), and one each in Kunak, Kota Marudu, Penampang, Keningau, Kudat, Tuaran and Nabawan.


Masidi reminded that the number of deaths today does not necessarily occur within 24 hours.


“There are death cases that take time to verify and are reported later than the actual date,” he said in a statement today.


Masidi revealed that a two-year-old toddler has been identified as an index case of a new Covid-19 cluster in Ranau.


The cluster which is known as the Lingkudau cluster, has a cumulative total of 134 positive cases, said Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Masidi Manjun.


“The index case was identified through a war pre-admittance screening who tested positive on Sept 7," he added.


He added that close contact screening continues to record the highest number of positive cases with 752 of the total daily cases.


"This was followed by symptomatic screening (415), cluster screening (nine), and the rest is in other categories," he said in a statement today.


Masidi who is also the Covid-19 spokesperson for Sabah said that the number of cases in Category One and Two is 1,231, Category Three (four), Category Four (six), and Category Five with five cases,” he added.


He stated that a total of 1,837 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 164,380.


The number of active cases now stands at 3,888 with 2,499 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,311 at hospitals, eight in private facilities and the rest in temporary detention centres.


"To date, there are 151 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 68 of them ventilated,” he stated.