2,452 Category 1 and 2 cases on Friday

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 2,464 Covid-19 cases on Friday (Sept 3), a slight decrease from the previous day, with the cumulative total now at 124,428.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said out of the Friday’s total, 2,452 (99.51 per cent) were Category 1 and Category 2 cases.

Category 3 had two cases, Category 4 had four while Category 5 had six.

“Kuching District also saw a drop in the number of cases, recording 696; followed by Sibu (309), Serian (229), Samarahan (168), Subis (155), Lundu (142), Bau (120), Sri Aman (112), Bintulu (104), Miri (68), Simunjan (66) and Asajaya (57).

“Both Lubok Antu and Betong each recorded 31 cases, Selangau (26), Tatau (25), Kapit (23), Mukah (22), Tebedu (20) and Dalat (19).

“Song (eight), Limbang (seven), Beluru (six), Lawas and Kanowit each recorded five cases, Marudi (four), Bukit Mabong and Matu each recorded two, and Pusa and Sebauh each recorded one.”

From the total number of cases, 1,371 people had close contacts with Covid-19 cases, 230 were from active clusters and 302 were symptomatic individuals screened at health facilities.

SDMC added that 559 people were detected through various screening tests at health facilities, while two people were Import A cases coming in from Indonesia.

Meanwhile, 2,918 people have recovered and discharged from respective hospitals and Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centres (PKRC) statewide.

Of the total, Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and its PKRCs discharged 1,761 people, Serian PKRC (327), Universit Malaysia Sarawak PKRC (241), Sibu Hospital and its PKRCs (162), Bintulu Hospital and its PKRCs (111), Kapit Hospital and its PKRCs (81), Betong PKRC (51), Sri Aman Hospital and its PKRCs (54), Miri Hospital and its PKRCs (43), Mukah PKRC (40), Sarikei Hospital and its PKRCs (38), Lawas PKRC (six), and Limbang Hospital and its PKRCs (three).

The cumulative number of recovered and discharged cases is 96,039 or 77.18 per cent. There are still 27,632 active cases under quarantine.

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