Cat 2 Covid-19 patients rank the highest among 780 new cases in Sarawak today

Covid-19 (file photo)

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 27: Covid-19 Category 2 patients with mild symptoms consist of 479 cases of the total 780 new cases in Sarawak today.

Subsequently, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today counted 289 Category 1 patients,


Of the serious categories, there are 12 cases today: six Category 3’s with lung infections, two Category 4’s with lung infections and needing oxygen, and four Category 5’s with lung infections and requiring ventilator support.

On the case breakdown according to districts, Kuching remained at the top, recording 248 cases, followed by Miri with 177 cases.

Other districts that reported double-digit case numbers were Sibu (77), Bintulu (63), Serian (24), Betong (21), Sri Aman (16), Limbang (15), Kanowit (11), Sarikei (10), and Dalat (10).

The remaining 25 districts with new infections included Mukah, Samarahan, Pusa (9 cases each), Simunjan (8), Subis, Beluru (7 cases each), Kapit, Lawas, Saratok, Daro (6 cases each), Meradong (5), Asajaya, Bau (4 cases each), Belaga, Bukit Mabong (3 cases each), Marudi, Lundu, Lubok Antu, Sebauh, Selangau, Matu (2 cases each), Julau, Pakan, Kabong, and Tatau (one case each).

Only four districts registered zero new Covid-19 cases for the day. They were Song, Tebedu, Tanjung Manis, and Telang Usan.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak since March, 2020 now stands at 238,542.

Meanwhile, two more clusters, namely the Kampung Simpok Cluster in Serian and Sungai Poh Cluster in Limbang ended today after recording zero new cases for 28 consecutive days.

With no new clusters recorded, Sarawak is currently left with 34 active clusters. — DayakDaily