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KUCHING, Oct 21: Five Covid-19 cases or 0.69 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases reported today are classified as in the critical stage as Sarawak registered 725 daily infections today, a slight decrease from 767 cases reported yesterday.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said of the five cases, one patient (0.14 per cent) who developed pneumonia but can still breathe on their own is in Category 3, two patients (0.28 per cent) in Category 4 need oxygen supply, while two Category 5 patients (0.28 per cent) need a ventilator to breathe.
Meanwhile, the remaining 720 new cases or 99.31 per cent are in Category 1 (no symptoms) and Category 2 (mild symptoms).
“There are 207 cases (28.55 per cent) in Category 1 while 513 cases (70.76 per cent) are in Category 2,” it said.
SDMC also disclosed that by district, Kuching took the lead in terms of number with 184 cases, followed by Miri (155), Sibu (74), Bintulu (51), Limbang (36), Lawas (30), Serian (19), Saratok (19), Sarikei (18), Betong (18), Dalat (18), Samarahan (14) and Mukah (13).
Districts registering less than 10 new cases are Daro (8), Bau (8), Sri Aman (7), Pusa (6), Kapit (5), Kabong (5), Marudi (4), Subis (4), Matu (4), Simunjan (3), Kanowit (3), Meradong (3) and Julau (3).
Lundu, Asajaya, Pakan, Tebedu and Telang Usan districts recorded two infections each while Bukit Mabong, Selangau and Tatau only recorded one case each.
Six other districts comprising Song, Beluru, Tanjung Manis, Sebauh, Belaga and Lubok Antu did not record any new cases today.
On Covid-19 deaths, 21 new fatalities were reported bringing the death toll in Sarawak to 1,161.
SDMC said there were no new clusters declared in Sarawak but two existing clusters have reported three new infections namely Pinang Jawa Cluster (2) and Giam Cluster (1).
With this, there are a total of 45 active clusters in Sarawak presently. — DayakDaily