Two New Covid-19 Cases

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded two new Covid-19 infections today, pushing the overall total to 402 cases thus far in the state.

Caretaker Health and People’s Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon said the new cases were from Penampang and Beluran.

Poon said two new recoveries were recorded at the same time, bringing cumulative recoveries to 378 cases so far.

He added there are 16 active cases in the state still, with Penampang having the most with six cases, three in the state capital, two in Sandakan and one each in Tawau, Tuaran, Kota Belud, Papar and Beluran.

The number of fatalities remain at eight.

Nationwide, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 21 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours.

He said six were local transmissions involving Malaysians including three from the PUI Sivagangga cluster in Kedah.

Other than the two cases from Sabah, detected during pre- surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Women and Children’s Hospital in Likas during a pre-screening procedure, one was from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru, which was detected during a pre-surgery screening.

The rest of the 15 cases are imported infections involving Malaysians, 12 of of whom had returned from Yemen and three who came back from Papua New Guinea, Ivory Coast and the United Kingdom respectively.