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COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS 93 NEW CASES, 127 RECOVERIES



25 Feb 2021

By Ilona Andrew


KOTA KINABALU: A total of 93 new Covid-19 cases were registered in Sabah today, bringing the tally of statewide infections to 52,446.


Local Government and Housing Datuk Masidi Manjun said 45 of the new cases stemmed from close contact screening while 31 cases were from existing clusters, 12 from symptomatic screening, and five from other categories.


Nabawan recorded the highest number of new cases with 24, followed by Keningau (17), Tawau (12), Lahad Datu (seven), Pitas (six), Kalabakan (five), Kota Kinabalu (four), Tuaran (three), Sandakan (three), Putatan (three), Kota Marudu (three), Kudat (two), Penampang (one), Kinabatangan (one), Beluran (one) and Semporna (one).


A total of 11 districts did not register new cases, namely Tenom, Kota Belud, Papar, Beaufort, Telupid, Ranau, Tambunan, Sipitang, Kunak, Kuala Penyu and Tongod.

"A total of 127 patients have recovered from the disease and the cumulative total of recoveries in Sabah now stands at 51,052.


"A total of 785 active cases are under treatment with 283 patients in the hospital, 492 in Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres, and 10 in temporary detention centres," he said in a statement, today.


The number of patients in the intensive care unit is 41, including 12 of them ventilated," he said.


Meanwhile, Masidi reminded the public to avoid gathering and open house activities during the upcoming Chap Goh Mei celebration.


"This is so that the spread of Covid-19 transmission, which happened on the Mawar Cluster in Sandakan, can be curbed."