47pc of Sabah patients get virus from asymptomatic cases

KOTA KINABALU (BERNAMA) – About 47 per cent of COVID-19 patients in Sabah have close contact with asymptomatic cases during the early stage of infection, said Sabah Health Director Dr Christina Rundi.

She said these cases, aged one to 72, had no chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. “Apart from the 315 positive cases reported in Sabah thus far, 60 of them are sporadic cases detected via screening carried out against those who have just returned to Sabah or through domestic-targetted screening.

“About 12 per cent of COVID-19 positive cases in Sabah are students,” she said in a statement yesterday.

Dr Christina said all return-ing students to Sabah have to undergo quarantine before they were allowed to return to their families.