1,116 cases in Categories 1 and 2; no new cluster

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 1,126 new Covid-19 positive cases today (Oct 9), bringing the state’s tally to 223,507.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said 1,116 cases or 99.11 percent were in Categories 1 (no symptoms) and 2 (mild symptoms).

It said there were 10 cases or 0.89 percent in Categories 3 (lung infection), 4 (lung infections and requires oxygen) and 5 (lung infection and requires ventilator).

SDMC said a total of 207 cases or 18.37 percent were in Category 1 while 909 cases or 80.73 percent were in Category 2.

The committee said there were three cases or 0.27 percent in Category 3, four cases or 0.36 percent in Category 4, and three cases or 0.27 percent in Category 5.

On the breakdown of the cases, it said 315 cases were reported in Kuching district, Miri (195), Sibu (117), Bintulu (56), Bau (54), Mukah (38), Sarikei (37), Limbang (36), Serian (35), Samarahan (30), Bukit Mabong (28), Betong (26), Sri Aman (25), Saratok (19), Kapit and Asajaya (15 each), and Beluru (11).

The districts that recorded fewer than 10 cases were Marudi with eight cases, Subis (eight), Tanjung Manis and Lubok Antu (seven each), Lundu and Pusa (six each), Selangau (five), Pakan and Dalat (four each), Meradong and Matu (three each), Kanowit (two), Belaga, Tebedu, Julau and Telang Usan (two each), and Kabong, Tatau and Sebauh (one each).

The committee also said there were no new Covid-19 clusters, while three clusters had ended after no new cases were reported in these clusters in the past 28 days.

The three clusters involved were Tanjung Kibong 2 Cluster in Sibu, Menuang Baru Cluster in Limbang, and Sawit 16 Cluster in Beluru.

Currently, there are still 77 active clusters in Sarawak and two clusters saw an additional three cases today, whereby two additional cases are linked to the Long Urun Cluster and one case linked to the Duras Cluster.

Meanwhile, SDMC also said that as of today, there were 72 new persons-under-surveillance (PUS) recorded in the state, while a total of 156,729 PUS statewide had been discharged.