KOTA KINABALU: Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Sabah after breaching the 100 mark, with 137 new infections recorded on Thursday (June 23).
State Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said this was 12 more cases compared with the 125 infections yesterday (June 22).
“The caseload shot up to 137 today due to the huge increase in new cases in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang, which detected 17 and 18 infections respectively,” he said.
He said Sabah registered a high number of cases despite 13 out of the 27 districts recording a lower number of cases, adding that only five districts recorded an increase in infections.At the same time, he said, 16 districts did not record any new cases.
“The 35 cases recorded in the state capital and Penampang contributed significantly to the jump in cases in Sabah,” Masidi said.
However, of the 137 cases recorded on Thursday, he said 136 comprised Category 1 and 2 cases while the remaining infection was a Category 4 case.
Sabah also recorded one Covid-19 death on Wednesday (June 22), with the last fatality occurring on May 25.