• Ilona Andrew

Covid-19: Sabah records 2,404 new cases, 35 fatalities


3 Sept 2021

By Ilona Andrew


KOTA KINABALU: The number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah today slightly increased from 2,329 yesterday to 2,404, pushing the tally of statewide infection to 155,006.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said


"More than half of the total cases were detected through close contact screenings with 1,393 while 755 cases were detected through targeted screening, 65 through cluster screening, 11 targeted screening, and the rest in other categories.


"Of the total daily cases today, 2,174 are Malaysians while 230 are foreigners," he said in a press statement today.


"Of the total cases today, 1,546 cases are classed in Category 2 while 719 cases are in Category 1, 14 cases in Category 3, seven cases in Category 4, and 11 cases in Category 5. The rest of the cases are still under investigation," he added.


Meanwhile, Masidi said a total of 1,729 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 122,428.


"The number of active cases now stands at 4,758 with 3,119 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,566 at hospitals, 66 in temporary detention centres, and seven in private facilities.


"To date, there are 218 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit, 85 in acute cubicles, and 81 ventilated."


Sabah also continues to record death cases with 35 reported today - 17 deaths in Tawau, five in Sandakan, three in Kota Kinabalu, two each in Kalabakan and Beaufort, and one each in Kinabatangan, Semporna, Kota Marudu, Keningau, Penampang and Papar.