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COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 265 NEW CASES, FOUR DEATHS


29 May 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah records a total of 265 new Covid-19 cases, a drop of 43 cases compared to yesterday's 308 cases, pushing the tally of statewide infections to 61,847.


However, the spokesperson for the state Covid-19 Datuk Masidi Manjun said four individuals were reported to have succumbed to the virus today - two in Kota Belud, and one each in Kuala Penyu and Kota Kinabalu.


“Of the total cases, 134 were detected through close contact screening, 75 through cluster screening, 35 through symptomatic screening, seven through targeted screening, and 14 from other categories.


“Tawau recorded the highest number of cases today with 72, followed by Kalabakan (46), Kota Kinabalu (34), Kunak (20), Papar (12), Penampang (11), Sandakan (11), Lahad Datu (10), Kota Belud (10), Tuaran (eight), Keningau (seven), Kuala Penyu (seven), Putatan (seven), Kudat (five), Semporna (three), Beaufort (one) and Sipitang (one),” he said in a statement today.


Meanwhile, districts that did not recorded any new cases are Kinabatangan, Tongod, Tenom, Pitas, Kota Marudu, Ranau, Nabawan, Tambunan, Beluran, and Telupid.


Masidi who is also the Local Government and Housing Minister added a total of 153 patients have recovered today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 59,391.


"To date, a total of 1,407 patients are still under treatment with 418 in hospitals, 984 in quarantine centres, and five in temporary detention centres.


“Currently, 71 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 25 of them requiring ventilator support,” he said.


He also explained that it is very important for the community to adhere by the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government as this will help curb the spread of the virus, thus reducing the number of daily cases.