• Wartawan Nabalu News


28 JAN 2021

By Ruby Koh

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah sees a positive improvement in Covid-19 situation in terms of its number of new daily cases as it has been slightly declining for four consecutive days now, with 282 cases recorded today compared with 295 yesterday.

In a statement today, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said of the total, 187 cases stemmed from close contact screening, 63 from symptomatic individuals screening, seven from existing clusters, four from workplace screening, one from SOCSO screening, and the rest from various categories.

Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest number of new cases with 51, followed by Sandakan (37), Penampang (24), Kinabatangan (18), Tawau (17), Lahad Datu (16), Papar (15), Putatan (14), Keningau (13), Kota Belud (12), and Beaufort (11).

Meanwhile, other districts that recorded single-digit new cases include Tuaran with nine cases, Kalabakan (nine), Ranau (eight), Kudat (seven), Kunak (five), Kota Marudu (five), Kuala Penyu (five).

Six districts recorded only one new case, namely Pitas, Nabawan, Tenom, Sipitang, Beluran and Tambunan, while Semporna, Telupid and Tongod did not record any.

"A total of 311 patients have recovered from Covid-19, bringing the cumulative total of statewide recoveries to 43,939.

"A total of 2,649 patients are currently receiving treatment with 792 in hospitals, 1,836 at the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre, and 19 at the temporary detention centres or prisons," he said.

According to the minister, 84 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit where 27 of them are ventilated.

Unfortunately, three more Covid-19 deaths were registered in the state today with two in Lahad Datu and one in Keningau.