By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Aug 30: Kuching is still in the lead among other districts with 918 new daily Covid-19 infections today as Sarawak’s total dropped to 2,028 cases.
This is the sixth time that Sarawak’s total Covid-19 cases have exceeded the 2,000-mark with the highest recorded at 2,548 on Aug 20.
The State also recorded five Covid-19 deaths today involving individuals with comorbidities, aged between 56 to 72, bringing the death toll to 524 thus far.
According to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Serian, Bau and Sibu districts also recorded triple digit cases with 260, 129 and 102 cases respectively.
Meanwhile, Tebedu recorded 88 cases, followed by Mukah (69), Tatau (62), Subis (59), Bintulu (56), Samarahan (43), Lundu (38), Song (35), Asajaya (32), Meradong (27), Simunjan (20), Betong (15), Selangau (15) and Miri (14).
The districts recording below 10 daily infections were Lubok Antu (9), Beluru (8), Sri Aman (7), Kapit (6), Pusa (4), Kanowit (4), Sebauh (4), Limbang (1), Belaga (1), Dalat (1) and Bukit Mabong (1).
SDMC also reported that of the total cases reported today, 1,285 cases were screened after having contact to positive cases where 57 were symptomatic.
Another 289 cases involved individuals linked to active clusters where 37 of them were symptomatic.
Additionally, 162 cases were from other screenings in health facilities and 287 from screening of symptomatic individuals.
SDMC further reported five Import B cases involving individuals returning from Selangor (2), Johor (1), Kuala Lumpur (1) and Terengganu (1).
On the clinical categories, SDMC mentioned that 1,641 cases were in Category 1 of Covid-19 whereby the patients do not develop any symptoms, while there were 383 cases with mild symptoms in Category 2.
There were also one Category 3 case involving a patient with lung infection, two Category 4 cases involving those with lung infection that required oxygen and one Category 5 case with lung infection that required ventilator.
On the same day, Sarawak also reported 481 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 88,341 or 77.31 per cent.
There are 25,206 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State. — DayakDaily