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Covid-19: Sabah records 13 casualties, 1,225 new cases


7 August 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah registered 13 Covid-19 death cases today with six reported in Kota Kinabalu, three in Tawau, two in Sandakan as well as one each in Semporna and Sipitang.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said Sabah today saw 1,225 new cases.


The number of daily cases in Sabah remains at the 1,000 trends and the caseload today has pushed the cumulative total to 92,456.


Close contact screening continues to record the highest number of positive cases with 618 which is 49.24 per cent of the total daily cases.


"This was followed by symptomatic screening or sporadic cases (247), cluster screening (131), targeted screening (184), and other categories (72).


"The high number of close contact screening shows that a lot of people did not adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) although the government has continuously reminded and urged the people to.


"Hopefully with adequate and uninterrupted supply of vaccines, Sabah Department of Health can continue to enhance their vaccination programme throughout the state," he said in a statement today.


The Covid-19 official spokesperson of Sabah also mentioned that 79.28 per cent of the total cases had either mild or no symptoms at all.


Meanwhile, Masidi said a total of 653 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 81,250.


The number of active cases now stands at 4,449 with 3,337 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,085 at hospitals, and the rest in temporary detention centres.


"To date, there are 132 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 54 of them ventilated."