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Covid-19: Unvaccinated among recent deaths in Sabah


27 February 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: State Health Director Dr. Rose Nani Mudin said almost half of the 93 Covid-19 deaths in Sabah that were recorded from Feb 8 to Feb 23 were unvaccinated patients.


She said these patients took up 48.4 per cent of the total deaths where 47 of the 93 deaths occurred in hospitals while 46 were brought-in-dead (BID) patients.


A majority of the BIDs had not obtained booster shots, while among the contributing factors to BIDs were people not obtaining treatment, she added.


“About 84 per cent of the 93 deaths had a history of comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and kidney failure,” she said in a statement.


As such, she urged all those eligible, especially those in high-risk groups such as those aged 60 and above as well as people with comorbidities, to immediately obtain their primary vaccine shots and booster jab.


“Parents are also urged to take their children, aged between five and 12, for the vaccine jabs.”