Sandakan Student, Penampang Lad Found With COVID-19 In Labuan

KOTA KINABALU: A student from Sandakan and a youngster from Penampang are among the latest COVID-19 positive cases.

Both cases were detected at the Labuan International Ferry Terminal after undergoing screening tests, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sunday.

“The first of the two (Sabah) cases involves a student who arrived from Sandakan for studies in Labuan while the second is from Penampang who was in Labuan for a holiday with family members,” he said in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur.

No further details were provided.

All 13 local transmissions today involved Malaysians, namely 11 from the Sivagangga cluster and the two Sabahans, while the sole import case, involved a Filipino who got infected abroad.

Dr Noor said this brings the cumulative total of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 8,999, with 210 being active cases.

There are now two Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with one requiring respiratory support.

Today, 17 persons were declared as recovered from Covid-19, which means that a cumulative total of 8,664 or 96.3 per cent of Covid-19 patients have recovered so far.

As of today, there have been no new deaths recorded as a result of Covid-19, which means that the death toll is still at 125 cases or 1.39 per cent, he added.