A quarter of Sabah’s new Covid-19 cases are under 18, with 27 of them infants, says Masidi


KOTA KINABALU: Twenty-seven infants were among the 2,404 new Covid-19 cases in Sabah on Friday (Sept 3), says Datuk Masidi Manjun (pic).

The state Covid-19 spokesman said 183 of the new cases also involved children from the age of one to five, while 455 cases involved those aged from six to 17.

“Altogether, the number of cases of those under the age of 18 at 665 makes up more than a quarter of the cases detected in the last 24 hours,” he said.

He said there have been a total of 5,763 Covid-19 patients below the age of 18 since Aug 23, including 249 infants.

A total of 1,393 or 57.9% of the new cases were due to close contact, while 755 or 31.4% were detected from symptomatic screening. The other cases were from existing clusters.

Masidi said 40.9% or 983 cases were registered two to three days after the test results were known, 127 cases were posted after four to five days and another 261 cases were registered after five days.

A total of 41.5% of Sabah’s adult population have been fully vaccinated, while 60.5% of them have received their first dose.

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