Sarawak records cumulative total of 103,048 cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 1,667 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Aug 25), pushing the cumulative total to 103,048.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) disclosed that 1,665 or 99.88 percent of the cases were under Category 1 and 2 while Category 4 and 5 had one case each.

Kuching accounted for the highest number of cases at 620 followed by Samarahan with 151; Bau (139); Sibu (125); Lundu (118); Serian (71); Pusa (61); 53 each in Bintulu and Belaga; Mukah (44); Selangau (38); Song (33); Simunjan (26); Sri Aman (25); Subis (21); 16 each in Miri, Kapit and Tatau; and Tebedu (11).

Asajaya recorded eight new cases; Beluru (five); three each in Sarikei and Sebauh; two each in Betong, Matu, Kanowit and Telang Usan; one each in Lawas, Limbang and Saratok.

SDMC said there were 968 cases of individuals who had close contact with positive cases, 225 cases were individuals in existing clusters and 110 cases were from screenings of symptomatic individuals at health facilities.

There were 361 cases from other screenings at health facilities and three Import B cases of individuals returning from other states in Malaysia, namely Perlis, Sabah and Selangor.

“1,392 cases or 83.50 percent are in Category 1 (no symptoms), 273 cases or 16.38 percent in Category 2 (mild symptoms), one case or 0.06 percent in Category 4 (lung infections and requires oxygen) and one case or 0.06 percent in Category 5 (lung infections and requires ventilator).”

At the same time, SDMC dsclosed that 970 new cases had been discharged from hospitals and low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRCs) statewide.

There were 644 cases discharged from Sarawak General Hospital and its PKRC; PKRC Serian (151); PKRC Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) (94); Bintulu Hospital and its PKRC (25); Sibu Hospital and its PKRC (15); PKRC Betong (16); Miri Hospital and its PKRC (eight); PKRC Mukah (eight); Sri Aman Hospital and its PKRC (six).

There was one case each from Kapit Hospital and its PKRC, Sarikei Hospital and its PKRC as well as PKRC Lawas.

This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases to 85,469 or 82.94 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

There are still 16,878 active cases remaining in the state.