Covid-19: Sabah records 2,329 new cases, 33 deaths
2 Sept 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: The number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah today dropped to 2,329 new cases, a decrease of 101 compared to yesterday's 2,430, bringing the cumulative total of the statewide infection to 152,602.
However, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that deaths related to the virus are still high with 33 cases recorded today.
“Of the total death cases, Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest with 12 new cases, followed by Sandakan (nine), Penampang and Tenom (three), Papar (two), and one each in Tuaran, Putatan, Sipitang and Keningau.
“Close contact screening continues to record the highest number of positive cases with 1,379 which is 59.2 per cent of the total daily cases.
"This was followed by symptomatic screening (658), cluster screening (82), targeted screening (20), and the rest is in other categories," he said in a statement today.
Masidi who is also the Covid-19 spokesperson for Sabah stated that of the total daily cases today, 2,168 are Malaysians, meanwhile, 161 are foreigners and 25 are detainees.
“The number of cases in category 1 and and 2 are 2,228, category 3 with nine cases, category 4 (13), and category 5 with 75 cases,” he added.
Meanwhile, Masidi said a total of 3,355 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 120,699.
The number of active cases now stands at 4,907 with 3,285 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,580 at hospitals, seven in private facilities and the rest in temporary detention centres.
"To date, there are 224 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 81 of them ventilated."