COVID-19: SABAH RECORDS SEVEN DEATHS, 203 CASES
3 June 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: A total of seven deaths related to Covid-19 were recorded in Sabah today, along with 203 new cases which pushes the cumulative of statewide infections to 63,019.
Sabah Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Masidi Manjun said the seven victims reported to have succumbed to the virus today were from the districts of Sandakan (two), while Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau each recorded one death.
“Of the total cases, 121 were detected through close contact screening, 43 through symptomatic screening, 21 through cluster screening, six through targeted screening, and 12 from other categories.
“Tawau recorded the highest number of cases today with 52, followed by Kota Kinabalu (28), Penampang (13), Papar (12), Lahad Datu, Kudat, and Putatan (ten), Beaufort and Kalabakan (nine), Tuaran (eight), Sandakan, Kota Belud, Semporna, and Nabawan (six), Kunak (five), Ranau (four), Telupid (three), Kinabatangan and Keningau (two), Kota Marudu and Kuala Penyu (one),” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, districts that did not record any new cases are Tenom, Tambunan, Sipitang, Tongod, Pitas and Beluran.
Masidi who is also the Local Government and Housing Minister added a total of 201 patients have recovered today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 60,366.
"To date, a total of 1,734 patients are still under treatment with 460 in hospitals, and 1,274 in quarantine centres.
“Currently, 77 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 21 of them requiring ventilator support,” he said.