730 new cases, lowest in two months


KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 730 new Covid-19 cases today (Oct 17), the lowest since Aug 14 when 725 cases were recorded.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said that of the number, 709 cases or 97.12 percent were in Categories 1 (no symptoms) and 2 (mild symptoms).

Of the other 21 cases (2.88 percent), six cases or 0.82 percent are in Category 3 (lung infection), 11 cases or 1.51 percent in Category 4 (lung infections and requires oxygen), while four cases or 0.55 percent are in Category 5 (lung infection and requires ventilator).

On the breakdown of the cases, SDMC said 199 cases were reported in Kuching district, followed by Sibu (98), Miri (91), Lawas (62), Bintulu (42), Limbang (37), Subis (22), Mukah (21), Kanowit (21), Betong (14), Sarikei (13), Serian (12), Saratok (11), and Bau (10) cases.

Districts that recorded less than 10 cases are Marudi with eight, Pusa and Dalat (seven each), Beluru (six), Kapit, Samarahan, Pakan and Meradong with five cases respectively, Julau (four), Lundu, Selangau and Tatau with three cases each.

Simunjan, Kabong, Belaga, Matu, Bukit Mabong and Tebedu recorded two cases respectively while Song, Asajaya), Telang Usan and Sebauh each recorded one case.

There were no new Covid-19 clusters while three clusters have ended after no new cases were reported in those clusters in the past 28 days.

The three clusters are Nansang Wan Cluster in Pakan, Sungai Buloh Cluster in Pakan, and Jalan Taman Raja Cluster in Miri.

Presently, there are still 54 active clusters in Sarawak and three clusters saw an additional of 10 new cases yesterday, whereby seven cases were linked to Air Awat-Awat Cluster, two cases linked to Tembok Limbang Cluster, and one linked to the Menuang Cluster.

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