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SABAH COVID DAILY CASELOAD SHOOTS UP TO 112 WITH THREE DEATHS RECORDED



6 April 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah today reported a steep increase of new Covid-19 cases with 112 after going steady with double digits for the past weeks.


In his statement today, the state's Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Masidi Manjun said the spike was contributed by Tawau which contributed more than half of today's total new cases with 69.


Followed by Tawau with the most new cases reported are Kota Kinabalu with 14 cases, Lahad Datu (12), Kunak (six), Keningau (three), Semporna and Kinabatangan each with two, and Tuaran, Sandakan, Putatan and Kota Belud each with one.


Meanwhile, Papar, Nabawan, Penampang, Tambunan, Kalabakan, Kudat, Tenom, Kota Marudu, Beaufort, Sipitang, Telupid, Ranau, Pitas, Kuala Penyu, Tongod and Beluran (declared as a green zone today).


Of the total cases, 50 stemmed from new and existing clusters, 39 were close contacts, 11 from symptomatic screening and the rest from other categories.


Masidi who is also the Minister of Local Government and Housing also mentioned that three more fatalities related to Covid-19 were recorded today - one each in Tawau, Tenom and Putatan.


To date, the number of active cases stands at 549 with the latest addition of caseload while 60 patients have been discharged, bringing the cumulative total of statewide recoveries to 54,244.


"A total of 238 patients are being treated at the hospitals, including 13 out of 36 ventilated in the intensive care unit (ICU), while the rest are treated in the quarantine centres.

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