Sarawak records slight increase

KUCHING: Sarawak has recorded 750 new Covid-19 cases today (Oct 22), pushing the cumulative number of cases tally to 235,215.

This is a slight increase from Thursday’s tally (725 cases).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said that of the total cases reported, 732 cases or 97.6 percent were in categories 1 and 2, whereas 18 cases or 2.40 percent were in categories 3, 4, and 5.

On the breakdown of the cases, SDMC stated that 217 cases were registered in Kuching, followed by Miri (143); Sibu (97); Bintulu (53); Serian (44); Limbang (37); Lawas (22); Kapit (13); and 11 cases each in Sarikei, Betong and Samarahan.

Ten cases were reported in Sri Aman; Meradong (nine); Kanowit (eight); Belaga (seven); Saratok, Bau, Song (six each) and five cases in Subis.

In Kabong, Simunjan, Julau, Tebedu and Selangau (four each), followed by three cases each in Marudi and Asajaya; Dalat and Sebauh (two each) and one case each in Pakan, Telang Usan, Bukit Mabong and Beluru.

Meanwhile, the committee also declared the end of three clusters in the state — the Sungai Pana cluster in Beluru District, Sungai Merusa cluster in Subis District and Kanawa Baram in Marudi District after no recent cases were detected involving these clusters in the past 28 days.

As of today (Oct 22), there were 42 active clusters in the state with 42 clusters recorded no new additional cases.

On the other hand, SDMC also announced the imposition of enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at three localities, starting with Rumah (Rh) Sedau, Jagoi Batu 1 and Rh Muking, Batu 13 Jalan Ulu Entabai in Pakan (both in Pakan) as well as Rh Joanes, Batu 18 1/2, Jalan KJD in Julau from Oct 22 to 28.

In line with this, the committee had also declared the end of EMCO at five localities in the state — Rumah (Rh) Bansa, Sg Selangan in Sarikei and Rh Empawi Abu, Bajau Atas on Oct 22, followed by Rh Jeco, Mendas in Saratok on Oct 23, while EMCO at Rh Petrus Anis, Telok Batu, Bintangor and Rh Ranggie, Sg Mador, Bintangor (both in Meradong) will end on Oct 24.

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