COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 276 NEW CASES, FOUR DEATHS
2 Feb 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded a total of 276 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths today, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases to 49,420 cases.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said there were two deaths in Sandakan, one in Kota Kinabalu and one in Putatan.
He said, of the total of new cases recorded, 172 cases stemmed from close contact screening, 30 cases from symptomatic screening, 48 cases from existing cluster screening, six cases from SOCSO screening and 20 cases from other categories.
"Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest number of cases with 40 cases, followed by Keningau (35), Kinabatangan (30) Putatan (30), Papar (26), Penampang (16), Lahad Datu (14), Sandakan (13), and Tawau, Tuaran and Ranau each have 11 cases.
"Kunak recorded seven cases, while Sipitang, Kalabakan and Kota Marudu each has six cases, Kudat and Beaufort three cases each, Tenom and Kuala Penyu two cases each, Kota Belud, Telupid, Semporna and Beluran each one case.
"Four districts did not record any new cases, namely Pitas, Nabawan, Tongod and Tambunan," he said during a press conference, here, today.
According to Masidi, a total of 388 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the hospital today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries in Sabah to 45,901.
He said a total of 1,951 patients are currently receiving treatment with 645 people in hospitals, 1,299 in the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) and seven others in the Temporary Detention Center (PTS) / Prisons.
"The number of COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is 93 and 28 people need respiratory aids," he said.