Another plea to keep an eye on the young
Published on: Monday, January 24, 2022
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Kota Kinabalu: Parents and school administrators are urged once again to take the required precautions to protect children from Covid-19 infection.

Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, spokesperson for Covid-19 in Sabah, issued the reminder in light of the high number of infections involving children under 12 on Sunday, with 32 instances, or 18.6pc of the total 172 cases.

“The number of infections involving children under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine was quite high today. 

“Once again, all parents and school management are urged to take the necessary steps to improve the safety of young children from infection,” he said. 

Despite the fact that the number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah dropped by 46 on Sunday, one Covid-19 mortality was recorded in Papar.

Meanwhile, the number of daily cases in most areas remained constant, with only seven districts reporting double-digit new cases, down from nine districts the day before.

Today, Kota Kinabalu had the greatest number of cases with 31, but it was three fewer than yesterday.

The number of cases in Papar climbed by nine to 21, and the number of cases in Ranau increased by 14 to 21, with fourteen cases coming from two active clusters in the district.

Tuaran dropped to only 11 cases today compared to 37 cases yesterday. There are no new cases in 10 districts. 

There are 24 new cases from five active clusters in Sabah. The largest contributing cluster is the Kologon Bypass Road Cluster, Ranau with 10 new positive cases followed by five cases from the Sandakan Carpentry Road Cluster. 

Another cluster of ‘educational institutions’ in Ranau, the Puri Cluster recorded 4 new positive cases Sunday.

A total of 168 out of 172 cases Sunday are in Categories One and Two, and one case each in Category Three and Category Four. There are two cases in Category Five.

A total of 134 Covid-19 patients were discharged on Sunday, while 363 remained hospitalised, 271 are detained at low-risk quarantine centres, eight at temporary detention centres/prisons. Seventeen patients are under Intensive Care Unit, while three are on ventilated aid. Sixteen patients in Stage Four and Five have yet to be fully vaccinated.


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