Slight drop in new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a slight drop in new Covid-19 cases with 475 today, eight fewer than the 483 registered on Saturday.

This brings the total number of cases in the state to 259,370.

In its daily update, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said one patient has been categorised under Category 3 (lung infection), one in Category 4 (requiring oxygen) and a third in Category 5 (requiring ventilator support).

A total of 248 other cases have been categorised under Category 1 (no symptoms) and 224 under Category 2 (mild symptoms).

“Kuching tops the list with 181 cases, followed by Miri with 105; Sibu (86); Bintulu (20) Kapit (16); Limbang (10); Kota Samarahan (nine); seven each in Sarikei and Kanowit; Lawas (six); Serian (five); Song (four); Lundu (three); two each in Mukah, Bau, Subis, Saratok and Meradong; and one each in Pakan, Julau, Matu, Dalat, Telang Usan and Belaga.

No new fatality was reported in the daily update.

There are 28 new persons-under-surveillance and 212 of them are currently quarantined at designated hotels.

SDMC also stated that the total number of persons under surveillance who had been discharged numbered 166,942.

In terms of non-compliance to the standard operating procedures, Kuching police had issued a total of 21 compound notices to errant individuals for failing to scan the MySejahtera before entering a premises (18), failing to display the customer limit in a premises (one) and failing to wear a face mask (one).

This brings the total number of compounds issued by Sarawak police to 13,444.


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