By ILONA ANDREW
KOTA KINABALU: Three new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Sabah today, one of them just outside the city limits in Penampang district.
Health and People’s Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon said the other two cases were each recorded in Kota Kinabalu and Beaufort, bringing the tally to 351.
The latest statistics uploaded on his Facebook account this evening showed that Sabah currently has 10 active cases, the highest being in Tawau with three cases.
There are two active cases each in Kota Kinabalu and Beaufort while three more districts, namely Tuaran, Penampang and Putatan have each one case.
As of Friday, a total of 336 patients had fully recovered, including one reported today, which was also the last remaining active case in Lahad Datu.
Overall, Malaysia saw a sharp decline Covid-19 cases with only 19 cases reported today, compared to 277 cases yesterday.
According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), 12 of the cases are local transmissions with three cases involving foreigners while the rest were Malaysians.
The remaining seven were imported cases and the total Covid-19 cases in Malaysia tallied to 8,266.
Fifty one more recoveries have been recorded today, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 6,610.
However, one death, the first since May 22, was announced today which increases the nationwide death toll to 116.
The latest fatality involved a Malaysian man who had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and kidney cancer.
The 61-year-old victim was admitted to the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Johor on May 29. He was pronounced dead at 10.20pm last night.