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Covid-19: Sabah records 1,379 new cases, five deaths


8 August 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: The number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah has increased to 1,379 cases today compared to yesterday's 1,255, bringing the cumulative total of statewide infection to 93,835.


In a statement, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that five new deaths related to the virus were also reported today with two in Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran and one in Sipitang.


"Close contact screening still top the with the highest number of positive cases with (752) which is more than 50 per cent of the total daily cases.


"This was followed by symptomatic screening (265), cluster screening with (172), targeted screening (99), and other categories (91).

"The infection can easily spread especially in workplaces and during social interaction and this has contributed the high number of cases which occur mostly in city areas,” he said in a statement.


The Covid-19 official spokesperson of Sabah also mentioned that 1,277 of the total cases had either mild or no symptoms at all.


Meanwhile, Masidi said a total of 463 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 81,713.


The number of active cases now stands at 4,663 with 3,340 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,083 at hospitals, and the rest in temporary detention centres.


"To date, there are 135 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 56 of them ventilated,” he added.