KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s Covid-19 cases recorded 205 new infections on Thursday (July 7), an increase of nine from Wednesday (July 6).
Minister in charge of Covid-19 matters in the state, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said all the new cases were under Category 1 and Category 2.
“From the positivity rate recorded, we found that it is also getting higher.
“It went from 9.76% on Wednesday to 11.3% on Thursday, meaning that the speed of transmission is faster,” he said.
Masidi said this could be due to many cases where Covid-19 positive people refuse to get checked and tested when they have symptoms.
“It could be that there are more of such people who also continue to go out to work or carry out their daily activities despite being ill and not knowing that they are positive with the virus as they did not conduct the tests,” he said.
Masidi said apart from that, the factors contributing to the increase were the more relaxed standard operating procedures as well as more freedom given for social activities.
He reminded the public to continue to be vigilant and to not take this virus lightly.
Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest number at 88 cases, followed by Penampang (64), Putatan (14) and Lahad Datu (12).