Sarawak records 1,009 Covid-19 cases on Friday

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 1,009 Covid-19 cases on Friday (Oct 15), another drop from Thursday’s 1,061.

According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), 987 cases (97.82 per cent) were Categories 1 and 2 while 22 cases (2.18 per cent) were Categories 3, 4 and 5.

Kuching accounted for the highest number of cases at 267, followed by Miri (192); Sibu (105); Daro (61); Bintulu (49); Serian (40); Lawas (33); Kanowit (30); Betong (29); Mukah (27); Subis (22); Meradong (18) and Sri Aman, Samarahan, Saratok (14 each).

Thirteen cases were reported in Limbang; Sarikei (10); eight cases each in Simunjan and Bau; Lundu (seven); Beluru (six); five cases each in Kapit and Matu followed by four cases each in Julau, Lubok Antu, Sebauh and Dalat.

At the same, Kabong and Tanjung Manis recorded three cases; Song, Bukit Mabong, Selangau (two each) and Pusa, Pakan, Tatau, Asajaya (one each).

This brings the cumulative cases recorded in the state to 229,745.

SDMC also declared the end of three clusters – the Bijongon Cluster in Bau District, Tinwar Keleku Cluster in Subis District, and Nanga Sesamak Cluster in Selangau District after no new cases were reported in the past 28 days.

As of Friday, there are 60 active clusters in the state, with six clusters recording 15 new cases.

SDMC also put Rumah (Rh) Jalin, Rantau Kurra, Kuala Medalam in Limbang; Rh Victoria, Rampu Wie and Rh Nimong, Empelanjau Baru in Sri Aman; Rh Petrus Anis, Telok Batu, Bintangor and Rh Ranggie, Sg Mador, Bintangor in Meradong undergo  enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Oct 15 to 24.

EMCO will also be imposed at Rh Awan, Sg Stok in Sarikei from Oct 16 to 25, while Rh Anthony, Sungai Sarang, Roban and Rh Christopher, Sungai Kali in Kabong District will be undergoing EMCO from Oct 16 to 26.

SDMC added that EMCO had ended in 16 localities statewide.