Five deaths, 3,660 new cases with only one Categories 3-5

KUCHING: Sarawak today has reported another five Covid-19 deaths.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said two of the deaths were reported at Hospital Sibu involving a 67-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man.

Meanwhile, three other fatalities were reported at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), Miri Hospital and Bintulu Hospital involving a 65-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and a 39-year-old man respectively.

At the same time, the state reported 3,660 new Covid-19 cases where all of the cases, except one are classified under Category 1 and Category 2 in terms of severity.

Only one case was reported in Categories 3-5, with it being in Category 5 which involved lung infection and requiring ventilation.

A bulk of the infections reported today occurred in Kuching with 1,541 cases. Other districts that recorded over 100 infections are Kota Samarahan (268), Sibu (255), Serian (245), Bintulu (219), Miri (189), Bau (159) and Asajaya (127).

No new Covid-19 clusters were reported today while the authorities announced an end to three clusters — Cluster Bunga Rampai, Bau; Cluster Jambatan Lemua, Beluru and Cluster Senibong, Lundu — which recorded no new case after 28 days.

Currently, there are about 138 active clusters in Sarawak, with 13 of them recording increased cases.

At the same time, SDMC announced that 17 new localities will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Lubok Antu, Subis, Julau, Pakan, Meradong, Sarikei, Pusa, Betong and Saratok.

It also added that presently, there are no extension to the ongoing EMCO in localities throughout the state.