State records 616 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak today (Oct 31) recorded 616 positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 241,046.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update today, said of the total, 600 cases were in categories 1 and 2 while 16 cases were in categories 3, 4 and 5.

The committee explained that 190 cases were in category 1 (no symptoms) while 410 cases were in category 2 (mild symptoms).

“Meanwhile, there are four category 3 (lung infections) cases, five category 4 (lung infections and require oxygen) cases and seven category 5 (lung infections and require ventilators) cases.

“Besides that, Kuching recorded 180 cases while Miri recorded 151 cases, followed by Sibu (70), Bintulu (39), Betong (23), Serian (22), Sarikei (14), Simunjan (12),” it said.

It added that Mukah and Bau each recorded 11 cases while Sri Aman and Subis each recorded nine cases, Meradong seven cases, Samarahan six cases.

Tanjung Manis, Matu and Bukit Mabong each recorded five cases while, Daro and Lundu each recorded four cases, Belaga, Pusa and Marudi each recorded three cases, Kapit, Song and Asajaya each recorded two cases and Pakan, Limbang, Kabong, Beluru, Selangau and Telang Usan each recorded only one case.

The SDMC said the state recorded 13 Covid-19 deaths including one brought-in dead (BID) case.

All deaths occurred on Oct 12 and between Oct 27 and Oct 29. The victims were mostly senior citizens between 56 and 91 years old with comorbidities.

The committee also announced the end of the Sungai Ipoh cluster in the Pakan district after no new Covid-19 cases were recorded there in the past 28 days.

One new case has also been recorded in the Putai 2 cluster while the rest of the 27 active clusters have recorded no additional cases.

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