Sabah's Covid caseload drops to 1,844
6 Sept 2021
By Ilona Andrew
KOTA KINABALU: Covid-19 caseload in Sabah saw a drop today with a total of 1,844 new cases recorded, pushing the tally of statewide infections to 161,265.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said most of the districts are also seeing a decrease in the number of daily cases.
Kota Kinabalu still tops other districts with its daily caseload where 343 cases were recorded today, followed by Sandakan and Tuaran (each with 234 cases), Penampang (116 cases) and Tawau (115 cases). "Close contacts are still a major contributor to the caseload with 1,104 cases reported today, followed by symptomatic individuals (536 cases), other categories (126 cases), cluster screening (77) and one detected through targeted screening.
"Of the total, 464 cases are classed in Category One, 1,252 cases in Category Two, 12 cases each in Category Three and Four, and 10 cases in Category Five," he said in a statement today. Meanwhile, Masidi said a total of 3,506 discharges were recorded today, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 130,818. The number of active cases now stands at 4,866 with 3,022 patients being treated in quarantine centres, 1,775 at hospitals, 60 in temporary detention centres, and nine in private facilities. "To date, a total of 191 patients require critical care including 124 receiving treatment in the intensive care unit, 67 in open wards, and 81 ventilated."
Unfortunately, Covid-19 death cases in the state continued to be reported with 33 deaths identified today - eight in Kota Kinabalu, six in Sandakan, three in Kota Marudu, two each in Penampang and Tawau, while Semporna, Tuaran, Kalabakan, Beluran, Keningau, Kinabatangan, Telupid, Papar, Putatan and Kunak each recorded one death case.