• Ilona Andrew

Covid-19: Sabah's caseload further soars to 913


28 July 2021 By Ilona Andrew KOTA KINABALU: It seems like there is no sign for Covid-19 caseload in Sabah to lower, seeing that it soared further to 913 today. This pushed the cumulative total to 81,844. Yesterday, Sabah reported 741 new cases, 172 cases less compared the cases reported today. Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said close contacts continue to throne the most number of daily cases with 500 (54.82 per cent) recorded. "Of the total positive cases detected through close contact screening, 138 of them were reported in Kota Kinabalu. "Kota Kinabalu remains with the highest number of cases with 234, including 27 from the Kepayan Prison, followed by Penampang with (101)," he said in a press statement, Wednesday. According to Masidi, existing clusters registered an additional 162 cases while 121 cases were identified through symptomatic screening. "A total of 77.9 per cent of the total cases showed either mild (389 cases) or no symptoms at all (321)." Meanwhile, Sabah reported 527 discharges, bringing the recovery tally to 75,264. The number of active cases now stands at 3,608 with 726 receiving treatment at hospitals, 2,821 at quarantine centres and the rest in temporary detention centres or prisons. There are 80 patients currently treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 19 of them requiring ventilator support.