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7 Mar 2021

By Ilona Andrew

KOTA KINABALU: A total of new Covid-19 cases were registered in Sabah today, bringing the cumulative number of statewide infections to 53,486.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said 21 out of 27 cases recorded in Tawau involve illegal immigrants (Pendatang Asing Tanpa Izin or PATI) who are deported back to the Philippines.

After Tawau, Keningau recorded the highest number of new cases with 21, followed by Kota Kinabalu (16), Nabawan (12), Kota Marudu (six), Kalabakan (five), Sandakan (four), Tenom (three), Kota Belud (two), Kudat (two) and Papar (one).

A total of 16 districts did not register new case today, namely Lahad Datu, Beluran, Kunak, Penampang, Telupid, Ranau, Putatan, Kinabatangan, Kuala Penyu, Semporna, Sipitang, Pitas, Tuaran, Tambunan, Beaufort and Tongod.

"The increase in Covid-19 cases in Sabah today is due to cases from new and existing clusters, namely 11 new cases from new Industri Inanam cluster in Kota Kinabalu, 12 in Sinsingon cluster in Nabawan, and two in Kuala Punteh cluster in Keningau," he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Masidi said 92 patients have recovered and were discharged, bringing the tally of recoveries in Sabah to 52,161.

"A total of 629 patients are still under treatment with 225 in the hospitals, 402 in Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres, and two in temporary detention centres.

"Twenty-six patients are warded in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 11 of them ventilated," he stated.

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