34 latest fatalities, 676 new cases

KUCHING: A total of 676 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday (Oct 28) in the state – a decrease of 104 cases from the previous day’s tally of 780 cases.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 662 of the new cases were in Categories 1 and 2 while 14 cases were in Categories 3, 4 and 5.

Kuching district reported the most cases with 170 followed by Miri (154); Sibu (83); Bintulu (41); Serian (27); 24 cases each in Sarikei and Betong; Lawas (15); Mukah (14); 13 each in Samarahan and Tanjung Manis; 10 each in Lundu and Pusa; Bau (nine); Dalat (seven); Sri Aman (six); five each in Kapit, Marudi and Subis; four each in Simunjan, Meradong, Kanowit and Beluru.

There were three cases reported in Asajaya, Lubok Antu and Telang Usan respectively; two cases each in Limbang, Saratok, Julau, Tebedu, Sebauh and Kabong; while Belaga, Song, Selangau and Matu reported one case each.

The committee disclosed there were 34 fatalities recorded between Oct 7 to 28 with victims aged 37 to 95 from Betong, Miri. Bintulu, Sibu, Sri Aman, Limbang, Kuching and Sarikei division.

At the same time, the committee also announced the emergence of two new clusters in Kuching district namely Jalan Demak Indah Cluster and Jalan Perimeter Airport Cluster.

“The Jalan Demak Indah Cluster is a community cluster detected involving residents at government housing complex located at Jalan Demak Indah. Eighteen individuals including the index case were confirmed positive and they were admitted to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), low-risk treatment and quarantine centre (PKRC) and Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) in Kuching district.

“The Jalan Perimeter Airport Cluster is a workplace cluster detected involving a government premises located at Jalan Perimeter Airport. A total of 63 individuals including the index case tested positive while 33 were negative. All positive cases were admitted to SGH, PKRC and CAC in Kuching district,” it said.

The committee added that the Kampung Sikog Cluster in Kuching and Chama Ajai Cluster in Beluru have ended after no new cases were detected or reported involving the two clusters in the past 28 days.

On another note, the committee said that two longhouses in Sarikei district will undergo the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Oct 28 to Nov 3 while a longhouse in Kabong district from Oct 29 to Nov 8.

“The EMCO has been extended at Rumah Jambai, Kerapa in Betong district from Oct 29 to Nov 8.

“Moreover, the EMCO will be lifted at 11 locations between Oct 27 to 29,” it added.