COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 101 NEW CASES, LOWEST SINCE OCT 1
13 Feb 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah today registered a total of 101 Covid-19 positive cases, bringing the cumulative number of the total state-wide infections to 51,216.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said, one death was also recorded today in Kalabakan.
“101 cases are the lowest number recorded since October 1 last year. Since then, Sabah continued to steadily record higher number of Covid-19 cases of more than 100 cases per day.
“1,199 cases are the highest number which Sabah recorded on November 6 last year.
“Therefore the State Government hopes that the number of Covid-19 cases in the state continue to dwindle and that Sabahans will always comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) especially during the festive season,” he said in a statement today.
Of the total, he said 71 cases stemmed from close contact screening, symptomatic screening identified 12 cases, four cases from new and existing clusters, and 14 from other categories.
Tambunan recorded the highest number of new cases with 23 cases, followed by Keningau (20), Tawau (14), Kota Kinabalu and Beluran (seven), Lahad Datu and Kota Belud (six), Kalabakan (four), Putatan (three), Sandakan, Semporna, Kunak (two), Kianabatangan, Penampang, Tuaran, Sipitang, and Kuala Penyu (one).
Meanwhile, Nabawan, Papar, Kudat, Kota Marudu, telupid, Tongod, Ranau, Beaufort, Pitas, and Tenom did not record any Covid-19 cases.
Today, a total of 174 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital
bringing the total cumulative to 49,148 people.
Masidi added that a total of 1,150 patients are still receiving treatment where 456 are treated in the hospitals, 691 in the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre, and three in temporary detention centres.
"The total number of Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is 58 and 22 are ventilated," he stated.