COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 350 NEW CASES, KK CONTRIBUTES HIGHEST NUMBER
8 June 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu today recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases with 161, contributing to the state's daily cases of 350, bringing the cumulative total of statewide infections to 64,556.
Sabah's official Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Masidi Manjun said the drastic increase of cases was due to five new clusters detected in Kota Kinabalu today.
Masidi who is also the Local Government and Housing Minister said one new death was also reported today in Tawau.
Of the total cases, 135 stemmed from close contacts while 166 from clusters screening, 37 from symptomatic screening, and 12 from other categories.
“Beside Kota Kinabalu, other districts that recorded new cases today are Lahad Datu (25), Penamapang (22), Tawau (20), Putatan (19), Tuaran (17), Kudat (16), Papar (15), Kota Belud (11), Kunak (10), Kinabatangan (eight), Sandakan (seven), Semporna, Keningau, Sipitang (four), Nabawan (three), Kuala Penyu (two), Kalabakan and Beaufort (one).
“Meanwhile, districts that did not record any cases today are Ranau, Pitas, Kota Marudu, Tambunan, Tenom, Tongod, and Beluran,” he said in a statement today.
Masidi stated a total of 315 patients have recovered today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 61,586.
"A total of 1,776 patients are still under treatment with 524 in hospitals, and 1,252 in quarantine centres.
"97 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 34 of them requiring ventilator support,” he added.