Sabah cases stay below 2,000
Published on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
By: Anthea Peter
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Kota Kinabalu: Sabah’s cases remained under the 2,000 mark with 1,784 on Tuesday, while 16 deaths were recorded statewide.

Sabah’s Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest with 10 deaths, followed by Papar with two and one each in Kota Marudu, Tawau, Telupid and Beluran.

Kota Kinabalu topped the caseload with 328 cases, followed by Sandakan (173), Tuaran (155), Papar (155), Penampang (121), Lahad Datu (103), Tawau (100) and Kota Belud (89).

“Cases in KK increased by 14. Cases also increased in Papar (+99), Kota Belud (+47), Sandakan (+35), Tawau (+32), Pitas (+29), Beluran (+18) and Tuaran (+12).

“Some 33 cases involve detainees,” said Masidi.

He said 566 are overdue cases from two to three days ago, 130 from four to five days ago and 226 from more than five days ago.

Close contacts continued to be the largest contributor with 905 cases (50.7pc) followed by 719 symptomatic cases, accounting for 40.3pc, an increase from 29.2pc the day earlier.

Twenty cases involved babies less than a year old, 115 involved one to five-year-olds, 344 involved six to 17-year-olds, 1,138 involved 18 to 59-year-olds, whereas 167 cases involved those aged above 60 years. 

The caseload also comprised 1,659 Malaysians and 125 non-Malaysians, 1,740 local cases and 44 imported cases, while 1,093 are unvaccinated and 575 have completed both doses.

Masidi said category two infections made the bulk of the caseload with 1,307 cases, while 400 are in category one, 10 in category three, nine in category four and 16 in category five. Another 42 cases are still being evaluated. 

Some 2,138 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital while 4,483 patients are currently receiving treatment at hospitals, low risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRCs), prisons/temporary detention centres and private facilities.

Masidi said 190 patients are under critical care, with 125 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/repurposed critical care as well as 65 in the open ward (high dependency ward (HDW)/acute cubicle), with 70 needing ventilator support.

Sabah’s bed capacity is at 7,370 units with a bed occupancy rate of 61.71 per cent.

On Sabah’s immunisation programme, he said 53.2 per cent of Sabah’s adult population have been fully vaccinated whereas 68.2 per cent of adults have completed their first dose.

Under phase two, 6,147 individuals received their first dose on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 1,719,391 while 14,523 second doses were administered, bringing the tally to 1,314,203.

“Some 2,785 individuals have received the single-dose CanSino vaccine on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 83,459,” said Masidi.

Meanwhile, five localities would be placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) starting Sept 16 to 29, namely two Kota Marudu localities – Kg Kirangawan (Darat and Tenga) and Kg Pinatau, as well as Kg Nuntunan, Apin-Apin in Keningau, Kg Lungkidau in Ranau and Boustead Ruku-Ruku Plantation workers quarters in Telupid.

Existing EMCOs in six localities will be lifted on Sept 15, namely two Ranau localities – Kg Narawang and Kg Mininsalu Baru (Pasir Putih), three Kota Belud localities – Kg Labuan, Kg Ambong Tolus and Kg Rampayan Laut and Taman Ria Height in Tawau.


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