Covid-19: Sabah records further drop in daily cases, but KK figures jump due to oil rig workers’ cases

October 3, 2021

Dateline 2021-09-25, The Star:

Sabah recorded a further decline of daily Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Sept 19), dropping to 1,356 infections compared to 1,395 previously, but saw the state capital numbers increased from the work-related spread in the oil and gas industry.

State Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said Kota Kinabalu district registered 220 cases, a jump from 160 the day before.

“Only yesterday (Saturday, Sept 18), I mentioned about the challenges of infections among offshore workers padding to numbers, and today we saw the increase in Kota Kinabalu attributed by 78 positive cases involving the workers of an offshore oil rig owned by Petronas,” he said.