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KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a slight decrease in the number of Covid-19 positive cases at 3,714 cases on Monday (Sept 6), compared to the previous day (3,747 cases).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 3,710 or 99.8 percent of the new cases comprised Category 1 and 2 while there were two cases in Category 3, and two cases in Category 5.

Kuching district accounted for the highest number of cases at 1,765; followed by Samarahan (358); Sibu (276); Bintulu (158); Asajay (121); Selangau (98); Sri Aman (92); Serian (80); Song (75); Miri (72) Betong (71); Simunjan (68); Mukah (61); Tatau (53); Kapit (49); Subis (43); Belaga (41); Kanowit (40); Bau (36); Lubok Antu (32); Meradong (21); Saratok (20); Limbang (18); Pusa (16); Dalat (11); Sarikei (nine);Lundu (six); Tebedu (five).

Four Covid-19 cases were recorded in Lawas and Matu respectively; Pakan, Sebauh, and Beluru (three each); and one each in Daro and Julau.

With this, the state has 134,612 cumulative Covid-19 positive cases thus far.

A total of 2,555 of the new cases are individuals who had close contact with positive cases, 178 cases are individuals in existing clusters, 299 cases from screening of symptomatic individuals at health facilities, 678 cases from other screenings at health facilities, and four were Import B cases from individuals returning from Sabah (three) and Kuala Lumpur (one).

On another note, the committee said there were 2,209 new recoveries who were discharged from hospitals and low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRCs) statewide.

This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases to 102,333 or 76.02 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak. There are still 31,482 active cases remaining.