56 out of 93 Delta cases in Sarawak were not vaccinated

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KUCHING, July 25: Of the 93 Delta variant cases in Sarawak recorded between May and July 2021, 56 cases or 60 per cent, had not received Covid-19 vaccinations.

State Health director Dato Dr Mohamed Sapian Mohamed said 27 cases or 29 per cent received their first doses while 10 cases or 11 per cent completed their double-dose vaccination.

He said, however, only eight out of these 10 cases had completed their 14-day immunity boosting period after their second vaccination dose.

Currently, he said, only one out of the 93 Delta cases is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under stable condition while the rest were Covid-19 Stages 1 and 2 patients with milder symptoms and do not need breathing assistance.

As of now, he added, no fatalities have been reported among the Delta variant cases in the State.

By location, Dr Mohamed said 69 cases were detected in Kuching, followed by Samarahan (10), Serian (6), Sri Aman (5), Miri (2) and Sibu (1).

“Of the total number, there were one Import-A case, four Import-B cases from Peninsular Malaysia, and eight cases detected among police and immigration detainees in Kuching, Sri Aman and Serian Divisions.

“The rest were local infections,” he said in a statement today.

Adding on, he said the Delta cases were mostly detected in locations under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Kuching such as Kampung Astana Lot and Sungai Bedil Besar, Kampung Seratau, Emperoh Nyiru Grait and Kampung Bintawa Hilir.

Cases were also detected in active clusters namely the Sentosa 2 Cluster, Salak Land Cluster, Sungai Bedil Besar Cluster, KM23 Jalan Puncak Borneo Cluster, Pagar Satok Cluster, Jalan Tasik Biru By-Pass Cluster, Duyoh Cluster, Pagar Serian Cluster, Tembok Sri Aman 2 Cluster and the Lorong Perlis Empat Miri Cluster.

In view of the increasing number of Delta cases in Sarawak especially Kuching, Dr Mohamed reminded the public not to be complacent and to always be vigilant while continuing to observe standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The public is also advised to practise double-masking when visiting Covid-19 high-risk areas.

On July 23, Sarawak ranked the top among Malaysian states with Covid-19 Delta variant cases, accounting for 93 out of 189 cases reported in Malaysia as of July 22. — DayakDaily