By Ling Hui
KUCHING, March 11: Sarawak is only 122 cases away from breaching the 12,000 break point in the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases.
With 168 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the state accumulated cases now stands at 11,878 since the pandemic outbreak in March, 2020.
Districts recording new Covid-19 cases for the day were Sibu (49), Bintulu (37), Miri (19), Betong (19), Kuching (12), Kapit (10), Meradong (10), Bau (4), Julau (4), Mukah (3) and Limbang (1).
Of the total new cases, 92 were from close contact screenings across eight districts namely in Sibu (38), Bintulu (28), Miri (13), Kuching (4), Bau (4), Mukah (3), Meradong (1) and Limbang (1).
20 cases were detected from individuals who went for swab tests at various health centres namely Sibu with eight cases, Bintulu six cases, Kuching (3), Miri (2) and Kapit (1).
Five health officers in Kapit and one in Miri health facilities were reported to be infected with Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, there were two import cases in Kuching involving individuals who came or returned from Selangor and Lubnan.
Meantime, there a total of 42 new cases were related to active clusters in the state today.
Clusters with new cases are the Jalan Muhibbah Cluster with 19 cases, Sungai Bakong Cluster with nine cases, Bukit Tunggal and Gelong Clusters with four cases each, Kiba Cluster with three cases, Emperoh Jambu Cluster with two cases and Jalan Green Cluster with one case.
SDMC in its Covid-19 statement today, also noted that 13 patients or 7.74 per cent of the total tally developed Covid-19 signs and symptoms when they were screened. The remaining 155 cases were asymptomatic.
The committee pointed out there were 264 recoveries across the state namely in Sibu Hospital (141), Sarawak General Hospital (55), Bintulu Hospital (21), Sarikei Hospital (17), Miri Hospital (12), Betong Hospital (11), Kapit Hospital (6) and Sri Aman Hospital (1).
It also reported that 2,360 patients are still receiving treatment in the hospitals across the state. — DayakDaily