Kuching, Samarahan and Serian districts take up 57.28 pct of 2,224 total cases in Sarawak

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 27: Kuching, Samarahan and Serian districts registered 1,274 Covid-19 positive cases, contributing 57.28 per cent of 2,224 total cases in Sarawak today.

This is the second highest record of daily infections in Sarawak, after the highest was recorded on Aug 20 at 2,548 cases.

While 2,222 cases or 99.91 per cent were Category 1 (no symptoms) and 2 (mild symptoms) Covid-19 patients, the remaining two cases involved a Category 3 patient who had lung infections and a Category 5 patient who had lung infections that required ventilator.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Kuching reported 906 cases, followed by Samarahan (210), Serian (158), Sibu (125), Simunjan (96), Bau (69), Song (68), Miri (61), Bintulu (54), Mukah (52), Lundu (50), Lubok Antu (39), Asajaya (38), Belaga (30), Subis (30), Tebedu (28), Pusa (27), Betong (27), Kanowit (23), Selangau (21), Dalat (20), Kapit (18), Saratok (18), Sri Aman (17), Lawas (12), Tatau (12), Matu (4), Kabong (3), Sarikei (2), Beluru (2), Daro (1), Pakan (1), Sebauh (1) and Bukit Mabong (1).

With this, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 107,296.

SDMC also reported that of the total cases reported today, 1,406 cases were screened after having contact to positive cases where 160 were symptomatic.

Another 269 cases involved individuals linked to active clusters where only 50 of them were symptomatic.

Additionally, 337 cases were from other screenings in health facilities, 203 from screening of symptomatic individuals and nine Import B cases involving individuals returning from Sabah.

At the same time, the State recorded three new Covid-19 fatalities involving individuals aged 17 to 78, bringing the State’s death toll to 513.

On the same day, Sarawak also reported 536 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 86,419 or 80.54 per cent.

There are 20,168 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State. — DayakDaily