Kuching sees glimpse of recovery as Covid-19 caseloads drop to 96 out of Sarawak’s 300 cases

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 17: Kuching is beginning to see a flicker of hope as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic as the number of cases in the district dropped to below a hundred, recording 96 cases out of the total of 300 cases statewide today.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Kuching has been registering three-digit or even four-digit case numbers for the past several months, but is beginning to show signs of improvement.


Other districts that also registered double-digit case numbers were Miri (51), Sibu (33), Serian (29), and Bintulu (20).

Single-digit districts included Bau (9), Dalat (8), Mukah (7), Samarahan (6), Daro (6), Belaga (5), Limbang (4), Sri Aman (4), Tebedu (3), Saratok (3), Subis (3), Pakan (3), Sarikei (2), Song (2), Meradong (2), Lundu (1), Matu (1), Marudi (1), and Tatau (1).

In terms of clinical categories, 294 cases were in Categories 1 and 2 while the other six were classified as being in Categories 3, 4 and 5.

There were 48 Category 1’s, 246 Category 2’s, one Category 3, two Category 4’s, and three Category 5’s recorded today.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 248,233 cases.

Meanwhile, two clusters, namely the Air Awat-Awat Cluster in Lawas and Menuang Cluster in Limbang expired after recording zero cases for 28 consecutive days.

No new clusters have emerged and the remaining eight active clusters continue to register zero related cases. — DayakDaily