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COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 248 NEW CASES, FOUR DEATHS


17 June 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s new Covid-19 cases today rose to 248, an increase of 64 cases compared to yesterday’s 184, bringing the cumulative total of statewide infections to 66,978.


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said four more deaths related to the virus were also recorded today one each in Kunak and Kota Kinabalu, and two in Tawau.


"Of the total cases, 85 cases were detected through close contact screening, while 108 were detected through cluster screening, 32 through symptomatic screening, 10 through targeted screening, and 13 from other categories," he said in a statement today.

Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest cases with 60 followed by Papar (49), Tawau and Kota Belud (20), Sandakan (17), Lahad Datu (16), Kudat (15), Tuaran (14), Beaufort (nine), Semporna (eight), Nabawan (five), Penampang, Putatan, and Kota Marudu (three), Kalabakan, Keningau, and Kuala Penyu (two).

Districts that did not record any cases today are Kunak, Sipitang, Tongod, Tambunan, Kinabatangan, Telupid, Ranau, Pitas, Tenom and Beluran.

The number of active cases now stands at 1,911 with 527 treated at hospitals and 1,382 in quarantine centres.


"The number of patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) is 92 with 35 requiring ventilator support," he stated.

As for recoveries, a total of 350 discharges were reported today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries in Sabah to 64,101.