COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 82 NEW CASES, 61 IDENTIFIED AS CLOSE CONTACTS
27 April 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah today recorded a total of 82 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the cumulative total of infections to 57,829.
Local Government and Housing Datuk Masidi Manjun said 61 of them are were detected as close contacts of previously identified positive cases.
Meanwhile, eight cases stemmed from symptomatic screening, seven from existing clusters and six from other categories.
"Infection of family members in two different households in Kota Kinabalu pushed the daily cases in the state capital to 27.
"It involves a vocational college lecturer and a steel factory worker respectively," he mentioned in his Twitter posting.
In his statement today, he said Tawau recorded the highest number of cases, after the state capital, with 21 cases, while one digit cases were recorded in Lahad Datu (nine cases), Kunak (six), Tuaran (five), Penampang (four), Sandakan (three), Papar (three), Kalabakan (two) and Putatan (two).
A total of 16 cases did not record any new cases, namely Telupid, Kinabatangan, Kota Belud, Ranau, Nabawan, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Semporna, Kudat, Beluran, Beaufort, Sipitang, Pitas, Tambunan, Tenom, Kota Marudu and Tongod.
To date, there are a total of eight districts registered as red zones with Kunak registered as one today, four orange zones, nine yellow zones and six green zones.
The number of active cases stands at 908 with 274 treated at hospitals, 633 in quarantine centres and one in a temporary detention centre.
Forty-one patients are placed in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 20 of them requiring ventilator support.
For recovered cases, a total of 140 patients were discharged today, bringing the tally of statewide recoveries to 56,305.