By ILONA ANDREW
KOTA KINABALU: The last two patients in Tuaran and one in Penampang have fully recovered from the Covid-19 infection.
The three patients were discharged from hospital today, bringing the total number of recoveries in Sabah to 359.
Health and People’s Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon said with the latest recoveries, the state is now left with 12 active cases.
Six are in Kota Kinabalu and Tawau, Sandakan, Keningau, Kota Belud, Ranau and Nabawan have one each.
No new cases and fatalities related to Covid-19 were reported today, which means total infections in the state remains at 378 and the death toll at seven.
During a press conference in Putrajaya today, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, meanwhile, reported five new nationwide cases today, bringing the total number of infections in Malaysia to 8,668.
Of the five cases, three were imported ones involving two Malaysians and a non-citizen with permanent residence status.
The three patients had recently returned from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Indonesia.
The two other cases were local transmissions involving a Malaysian who was screened as a close contact of one Covid-19 patient, and a foreign worker who had tested positive during a community screening before reporting for duty at an eatery.
Meanwhile, 11 more patients who had recovered were discharged from the hospital today, bringing the total nationwide recoveries to 8,476 which also translates to a recovery rate of 97.7 per cent.
Malaysia is now left with only 77 active cases.
The death toll remains at 121 with no new fatalities recorded the past 22 days.