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COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 190 NEW CASES, DOWN BY 75 FROM YESTERDAY


30 May 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's official Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Masidi Manjun said the state's caseload today saw a drop in number from 265 cases today to 190 today, down by 75 cases.


"Kunak took top spot today with 34 new cases, (followed by) Tawau (29 cases), Papar (25), Penampang (17), Lahad Datu (16), Kota Belud (14), and Sandakan (nine)," he said.


Kalabakan and Kota Kinabalu each reported eight cases, while Beaufort has six cases, Putatan and Kinabatangan each has five, Tuaran has four, Kuala Penyu, Kudat and Semporna each has three, and Kota Marudu has one.


The total of new Covid-19 cases reported day pushes the cumulative total of statewide infections to 62,037.


"The worrying part is over half of new cases (101) are from close contacts, which means the virus could have spread into the community.," Masidi stated.


A total of 44 cases were detected through cluster screening, 31 through symptomatic screening, six through targeted screening and the rest from other categories.


For recovered cases, a total of 131 patients have been discharged, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries in Sabah to 59,552.


"To date, there are a total of 1,468 active cases with 448 treated at hospitals, 1,015 in quarantine centres and the rest in temporary detention centres.


"A total of 68 patients are treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 24 of them requiring ventilator support," said Masidi in his statement today.


Unfortunately, two Covid-19 deaths in Sabah were reported today in Lahad Datu.