Covid-19: 2,717 new cases reported in Sabah Thursday (March 3), over 70% sporadic infections

KOTA KINABALU: Covid-19 daily cases in Sabah are seeing a rising trend again with 2,717 new infections reported on Thursday (March 3).

State Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that sporadic infections were on the rise, accounting for 71.18% of the total number of cases.

The percentage of symptomatic cases through sporadic infections is the highest ever recorded in Sabah.

A total of 23 out of 27 districts also showed the same trend, where sporadic infections were the most common cases in the districts, he said.

“For this reason, we always call on the people to adhere to all SOPs at all times as a bulwark of protection from the threat of Covid-19,” he said in a daily media briefing.

He said Kota Kinabalu again recorded four-figure cases at 1,350 cases with 49.68% or almost half of the total number of new infections in Sabah.

However, most of the cases in Kota Kinabalu were part of the backlog that had just been registered.

“For example, 556 cases recorded in Kota Kinabalu today are cases overdue for more than nine days.

“What is more worrying is that almost 84% of new cases in Kota Kinabalu are sporadic infections in the community,” he added.

Sabah hit more than 5,000 cases last week and had since shown a downward trend earlier this week with cases hovering just above 2,000 daily infections.

Masidi said five districts recorded three-digit cases – Penampang 184 cases, Tuaran (131), Papar (120), Keningau (113) and Beaufort (108).

Another 18 districts recorded double-digit cases and three districts – Semporna, Kalabakan and Telupid – recorded single-digit cases.

A total of 2,690 or 99% of the 2,717 new cases Thursday were in Categories 1 and 2; four cases in Category 3; 17 cases in Category 4 and six cases in Category 5.

To date, Masidi said PICKids Sabah has successfully vaccinated 53,371 children out of 411,400 children aged between 5 and 11 years old who are eligible to be vaccinated.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/03/03/covid-19-2717-new-cases-reported-in-sabah-thursday-march-3-over-70-sporadic-infections

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