Covid-19: Sabah records 87 deaths, 1,199 new cases
22 Sept 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah reported a shocking 87 new Covid-19 death cases today, one of the highest of all time.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that of the total cases, Sandakan recorded the highest with 24 new cases, followed by Tawau (14), Tuaran (eight), Kota Kinabalu (six), Lahad Datu and Keningau (five), Kota Marudu (four), Ranau and Kota Belud (three).
“Beaufort, Kinabatangan, Penampang, Beluran, Semporna and Papar (two) and one each in Nabawan, Kalabakan and Tongod,” he said in a statement today
However, Masidi stated that the number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah today has slightly decreased to 1,199 compared to yesterday, bringing the cumulative total of the statewide infection to 189,322.
“Close contact screening continues to record the highest number of positive cases with 720 which of the total daily cases. This was followed by symptomatic screening (367), and the rest is in other categories,” he added.
Masidi who is also the Covid-19 spokesperson for Sabah said that the number of cases in Category One and Two is 1,160, Category Three (nine), Category Four (eight) and Category Five with four cases,” he said.
He stated that a total of 1,478 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 165,858.
The number of active cases now stands at 3,820 with 2,446 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,272 at hospitals, seven in private facilities and the rest in temporary detention centres.
"To date, there are 171 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 60 of them ventilated."