Covid-19: Sabah records 1,877 cases as of Wednesday (Sept 30)


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  • Thursday, 01 Oct 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has recorded 1,877 Covid-19 cases as of Wednesday (Sept 30), says state Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.

Of these, a total of 842 are still being treated at the various hospitals statewide.

The death toll remains at 13, whereas there are still a total of 1,100 held at quarantine facilities and 1,797 are still home quarantined.

Dr Rundi said in a statement that there are a total of 12 clusters in the state so far, namely the Benteng LD cluster with 878 patients, Bangau-Bangau with 285 cases, Pulau at 49 cases, and Selamat at 25 cases.

The other clusters are the Laut cluster (24), Bakau (17), Kg. Sakong (9), Kuarters (7), Buang Sayang (5), Jalan Bomba (3), Udin (3) and Jalan Utara (2) cluster.

Most of these are in the east coast districts of Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau and Semporna.

As of now, Kota Kinabalu (99 cumulative cases), Sandakan (53), Tuaran (34), Papar (16), Putatan (15) and Pitas (4) are yellow zones.

Areas with less than 41 active cases are considered yellow zones.

Dr Rundi said apart from Covid-19, the state is also fighting against cholera and dengue threats.

There are a total of 98 cholera cases statewide out of which 44 are asymptomatic as of Sept 30.

The three districts with the highest number of cases are Semporna (83), Kota Kinabalu (20) and Kunak 15.

As for dengue, the state has recorded 3,542 cases as of Sept 30.

The top 10 districts with the highest dengue cases are Kota Kinabalu (890), Tawau (555), Sandakan (482), Semporna (468), Lahad Datu (354), Penampang (109), Tenom (84), Putatan (64), Tuaran (58) and Keningau 55.

Dr Rundi also advised the public to adopt social distancing and practise high hygiene standards, especially when they have to go out in public.

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