93 Delta variant cases detected in Sarawak to date

Delta variant

KUCHING: Sarawak has recorded a total 93 Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant as of Sunday (July 25).

State Health Department director Datuk Dr Mohamed Sapian Mohamed stated the cases were recorded between May until July.

“The Delta variant cases were mostly detected Kuching division with 69 cases, followed by Samarahan (10), Serian (six), Sri Aman (five), Miri (two) and one in Sibu,” he said.

Of the total, there was only one Import A case and four Import B cases from Peninsular Malaysia.

“Eight cases were detected among detainees at police and immigration centres in Kuching, Sri Aman and Serian while the rest are local infection cases,” he added.

A few of the Delta variant cases were detected in several localities under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

In Kuching, the Delta variant cases were detected in Kampung Astana Lot and Kampung Sungai Bedil Besar, Kampung Seratau, Kampung Emperoh Nyiru Grait and Kampung Bintawa.

“The Delta variant were also detected among active clusters such as Sentosa 2 cluster, Salak Land; Sugai Bedil Besar; KM23 Jalan Puncak Borneo; Pagar Satok; Jalan Tasik Biru By-pass; Duyoh; Pagar Serian; Tembok Serian; Tembok Sri Aman 2 and Lorong Perlis Empat Miri cluster,” he stated.

Dr Sapian also said that 56 cases (60 percent) had not yet receive the Covid-19 vaccine, 27 cases (29 percent) have received the first dose of vaccine and 10 cases (11 percent) have been fully vaccinated before tested positive for Covid-19.

“As many as 98 percent of these Covid-19 cases are in clinical stage one and two, meaning their condition are stable and do not require oxygen assistance.

“Only one case required treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU), but the case is also in a stable condition.

“So far, there are no deaths reported among the Covid-19 Delta variant cases,” he added.

The State Health Department urges the members of the public to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP).

He also said that members of the public must continue to remain vigilant as well as practise health guidelines at all times.

The department recommends the public to wear two face masks (double mask) in high-risk areas.