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COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 288 NEW CASES, TWO DEATHS


29 Jan 2021


By Ruby Koh


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah today recorded a total of 288 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 48,307.


State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, who is also the official spokesperson for Covid-19 in Sabah, said two deaths were also reported overnight, one in Papar and another in Kota Kinabalu.


“A total of 468 Covid-19 patients in Sabah have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries in the state to 44,407 people.


“A total of 2,424 patients are receiving treatment, with 749 in hospitals, 1,655 in Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres, and 20 in temporary detention centres/prisons.


“There are 84 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 26 intubated currently,“ he said in a statement here, today.


Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest number of new cases with 40, followed by Tawau (34), Lahad Datu (30), Papar (27), Ranau (22), Sandakan (20), Tuaran (16), Kinabatangan (14), Penampang (13), Putatan (13), Keningau (13), Beaufort (11), and Kudat (10).

Meanwhile, other districts that recorded single-digit new cases include Kota Belud with five cases, Kunak (five), Kota Marudu (three), Kuala Penyu (two), Tenom (two), Sipitang (two), Telupid (two), Tongod (two), Kalabakan (one), and Beluran (one).


Four districts did not record any new case today, namely Pitas, Nabawan, Tambunan and Semporna.

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