New Covid-19 cases in Sarawak climb to 749

An infographic showing the summary of the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as of today (Oct 19, 2021). Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

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KUCHING, Oct 19: New Covid-19 cases in Sarawak rose to 749 today from 694 reported yesterday.

According to a daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), 1.74 per cent or 13 cases out of these 749 new cases were in Categories Three, Four and Five while the balance of 98.26 per cent or 736 cases were in Categories One and Two.

Thus, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 232,973.


By clinical category, SDMC said there were six Covid-19 patients intubated and one Covid-19 patient on breathing support.

There were 489 Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms and 247 who were asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, 33 out of 40 districts reported new cases.

Kuching and Miri reported triple-digit case counts of 186 and 155 respectively.

Districts which recorded double-digit figures were Sibu with 96 cases, Lawas (57), Bintulu (39), Serian (39), Mukah (29), Samarahan (14), Betong (13), Meradong (13), Sarikei (12) and Sri Aman (12).

Districts with registered single digit cases include Saratok with nine cases, Daro (9), Bau (9), Marudi (8), Dalat (8), Matu (7), Kapit (5), Limbang (4), Beluru (4), Bukit Mabong (4), Kanowit (3), Selangau (3), Asajaya (3), Lundu (2), Telang Usan (2), Pusa (1), Tebedu (1), Belaga (1) Lubok Antu (1), Subis (1) and Sebauh (1).

Seven districts namely Simunjan, Pakan, Julau, Kabong, Tatau, Song and Tanjung Manis reported zero Covid-19 cases.

On Covid-19 deaths, 13 new fatalities were reported bringing the death toll in Sarawak to 1,125.

SDMC said there are no new clusters declared in Sarawak while two active clusters have ended.

They are the Kampung Batu Kitang Jaya Cluster and Kampung Dangak Cluster, both in Kuching.

With this, there are a total of 44 active clusters in Sarawak presently, of which the Putai 2 Cluster and Air Awat-Awat Cluster reported one new case each today. — DayakDaily