Sabah records all-time high of 3,376 new Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths
24 Aug 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded an all-time high of 3,376 new Covid-19 cases today, breaking the 3,000 barriers since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented.
The highest figure previously was 2,738 cases on August 20.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said that the daily cases today have pushed the total cumulative number of statewide infections to 127,806.
“The number of new cases today has increased tremendously to more than 902 compared to yesterday's cases of 2,373,” he said in a statement today.
According to Masidi, the majority of those who were infected are from the aged group of 17 to 59 years old which is accounted for 65 per cent of the total cases today.
Additionally, close contact screening still contributed the highest number of positive cases with 2,094. This was followed by symptomatic screening (783), cluster screening (164), targeted screening (152), and the rest in other categories.
Masidi who is also the Covid-19 spokesperson for Sabah added that a total of 830 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 99,604.
The number of active cases now stands at 4,705 with 3,289 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,385 at hospitals, and the rest in temporary detention centres.
"Currently, there are 195 patients receiving treatment in the intensive care unit with 79 of them ventilated.
"Unfortunately, the number of Covid-19 deaths related to the virus continues to rise with 17 deaths recorded today in several districts in Sabah.