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Sabah Covid-19 caseload dips below 1,000,


25 Sept 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: For the first time ever since August 4 this year, the number of Covid-19 caseloads in Sabah has dropped below the 1,000 marks with 962 new cases reported today.


However, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the number of Covid-19 death cases is still high with 19 new cases reported today.


He added that of the total death cases today, Sandakan recorded the highest with seven new cases, followed by Kota Kinabalu (three), Tenom and Kota Marudu (two) and one each in Lahad Datu, Tawau, Papar, Kinabatangan and Kunak.


“Close contact screening continues to record the highest number of positive cases with 492 which is of the total daily cases.


"This was followed by symptomatic screening (368), cluster screening (six), and the rest is in other categories," he said in a statement today.


Masidi who is also the Covid-19 spokesperson for Sabah said that the number of cases in Category One and Two is 861, Category Three (four), Category Four (three), and Category Five with seven cases,” he added.


He stated that a total of 2,233 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 171,056.


The number of active cases now stands at 3,566 with 2,225 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,294 at hospitals, nine in private facilities and the rest in temporary detention centres.


"To date, there are 158 patients currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 58 of them ventilated," he stated.


Meanwhile, Masidi also stated that three new localities in Sabah are under Enhance Movement Control Order (EMCO) starting Sept 26.


The localities involved are Kampung Tinongian and Kampung Karagasan in Ranau as well as Base Camp Bornion Timber Sdh Bhd, Batu 46, Tulid, Sook in Keningau.


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