Covid-19: Sabah hopes to receive more than 2.88 million doses of vaccine this month


KOTA KINABALU (September 2): The government of Sabah hopes to receive more than 2.88 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine this month to allow its vaccination program to run smoothly, said the Minister of Local Government and Accommodation, Datuk Masidi Manjun.

He said the Sabah State Department of Health (JKNS) is also working to increase the vaccination rate this month and is aiming for an average of 60,000 doses of vaccine per day.

“Almost 41% of the adult population of Sabah has been fully vaccinated … a total of 19,799 doses of the first vaccine have been administered today, bringing the cumulative total of the first dose administered to over 1.64 million. .

“A total of 22,469 doses of the second injection have been administered today, bringing the cumulative total to over 1.11 million doses,” he said in a statement today.

At the same time, he said a new cluster was reported today in Jalan Pahlawan involving the Kota Kinabalu (Pulapol) Police Training Center in the Petagas sub-district here, with 45 cases detected in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang.

Masidi, who is also the state spokesperson for Covid-19, said those infected in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang included trainee police officers, trainers, dining room workers at the center of training and family members.

“It’s a cluster of training institutions. The index case is a 44-year-old police trainer who lives in Orkid Kepayan Block of IPK Housing and tested positive on August 26 at Luyang Health Clinic after being symptomatic since August 24.

“He was admitted to the Pirasan Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Center (PKRC) in Kota Belud for further treatment. A total of 72 samples were taken, 45 of which tested positive, nine were negative while the rest are still awaiting their test results, ”he said.

He said Sabah had recorded a total of 2,392 positive Covid-19 cases today, bringing the state’s total number of infections to 152,602.

There were also 3,355 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 120,699.

A total of 33 deaths have been recorded today while 4,907 patients are still being treated.

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