Sabah’s Covid-19 cases back to three digits

KOTA KINABALU: Covid-19 cases have breached the 100 mark again after recording 125 new infections in the last 24 hours.

The state had only registered less than 100 cases in the past three days since recording 127 cases on June 18.

Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said Wednesday’s (June 22) cases were 29 more compared to Tuesday (June 21).

He said sporadic, or community, infections were still behind the rising number of cases.

"A total of 64% of the patients today contracted the virus through sporadic infections which means we don’t know who or where they got it from," he said, in a statement.

"Such infections normally occur at heavily populated locations such as city centres, particularly at congested areas.

"The public is again advised to be extra careful in such areas and should always follow the health standard operating procedures," he added.

Masidi said the state capital recorded the highest number of new infections at 44 followed by Penampang (24), Sandakan (12) and Putatan (11).

He said districts that did not record any cases the previous day such as Tawau, Semporna, Tongod, Nabawan, Kalabakan, Lahad Datu and Kuala Penyu had all detected new cases in the past 24 hours.

He added only nine districts did not record any new cases compared to 15 the previous day.

Of the 125 cases recorded on Wednesday, he said 122 comprised Category 1 and 2 cases Category 4 had two cases and one case was detected under Category 5.

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