Speed of virus transmission rising in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s Covid-19 numbers went up to 205 cases yesterday.

All the new cases are in Categories 1 and 2, said minister in charge of Covid-19 matters in the state, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.

He said the speed of transmission had been getting faster.

“From the positivity rate recorded, we found that it is getting higher.

“It went from 9.76% on Wednesday to 11.3% on Thursday, meaning that the speed of transmission is faster,” he said.

On Wednesday, Sabah recorded 196 new infections.

Masidi said the increase in cases could be due to people who refused to get tested when they have symptoms.

“It could be that there are more of such people who continue to go out to work or carry out their daily activities as usual despite being ill and not knowing that they are positive with the virus as they did not get tested,” he said.

He said apart from that, the factors contributing to the increase were the lenient standard operating procedure as well as more freedom given for social activities.

Out of the new cases, Kota Kinabalu continued to record the highest number with 88 infections, followed by Penampang (64), Putatan (14) and Lahad Datu (12).

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