KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a spike of 2,224 new Covid-19 cases today (Aug 27) compared to the previous days (2,025 cases), along with three fatalities.
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said of the cases, 2,222 or 99.91 percent comprised Category 1 and 2 while one case each was in Category 4 and Category 5 respectively.
Kuching district accounted for the highest number of cases at 906, followed by Samarahan (210); Serian (158); Sibu (125); Simunjan (96); Bau (69); Song (68); Miri (61); Bintulu (54); Mukah (52); Lundu (50); Lubok Antu (39); Asajaya (38); Belaga and Subis (30 each).
Tebedu recorded 28 new cases; Pusa and Betong (27 each); Kanowit (23); Selangau (21); Dalat (20); Kapit and Saratok (18 each); Sri Aman (17).
Twelve cases each were recorded at Lawas and Tatau; Matu (four); Kabong (three); Sarikei and Beluru (two each); Daro, Pakan, Sebauh, and Bukit Mabong recorded one case each.
A total of 1,406 of the new cases are individuals who had close contact with positive cases, 269 cases are individuals in existing clusters, 203 cases from screening of symptomatic individuals at health facilities, 337 cases from other screenings at health facilities and nine Import B cases from individuals returning from Sabah.
On another note, the committee said 536 cases have recovered and were discharged from hospitals and low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRCs) statewide.
This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases to 86,419 or 80.54 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak. There are still 20,168 active cases remaining.
The committee also said that the three fatalities recorded today were local men.
The 511st death involved a 17-year-old man from Kuching who was confirmed positive on Aug 25. He was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and had a history of congenital diseases, chronic lung disease and epilepsy.
The second death was a 66-year-old man from Song who was confirmed positive on Aug 14. He was brought to Kapit Hospital for treatment and had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidemia and chronic lung disease.
The third death was also a man from Kuching district aged 78. He was tested positive on Aug 21 and was admitted to SGH for treatment.