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Sabah Records Well Over 800 Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Teenagers And Children
Aug 26, 2021
A total of 866 individuals out of the 3,224 COVID-19 positive cases that were recorded in Sabah yesterday (August 25th) were teengers and children aged 17-years-old and below.
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According to Astro AWANI, state COVID-19 spokesman, Datuk Masidi Manjun said of the total, 565 were aged six to 17-years old, 268 are one to 5-years-old, while 33 of them are younger than a year old.
“Until yesterday, 53.9% of Sabah’s adult population had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while another 32.5% had completed both doses,” he said.
The other 2,119 positive cases recorded yesterday were aged between 18 and 59 while 239 are senior citizens aged 60-years-old and older.
Masidi also added that all districts in Sabah recorded a change in the number of positive cases, which continued to increase with Kota Kinabalu recording the highest number of cases at 630, followed by Penampang (413) and Tuaran (348).
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“A total of 2,098 cases were recorded from close contact screening, which can be concluded that there is still a high probability of non-compliance of the SOPs.”
The number of cases recorded on Wednesday brought the total cumulative number in Sabah to 131,030 cases, while a total of 2,020 COVID-19 patients recovered on the same day, bringing the cumulative number to 101,624.
Don’t be complacent, guys!
Remember to always follow SOPs, wear a face mask when you’re out and maintain physical distancing! Stay home and only go out for essential matters!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat