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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Nov 12: As of today, Sarawak is left with only 15 active Covid-19 clusters, showing a stark improvement from the over a hundred accumulated clusters back in August.
With the expiration of the Mundai Cluster in Serian today, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the number of active clusters was down to 15.
All 15 of them did not report any new Covid-19 cases and there was no sign of a new cluster in the State as well.
This year’s Covid-19 situation, in terms of clusters, was worst around the months of July and August when the new cluster numbers went up to its highest record of 11 clusters on Aug 18.
With the increasing number of cumulative clusters then, the number of cases traced back to clusters grew subsequently.
It was at the end of September that the overall Covid-19 scenario started to come along while several clusters expired in one day following 28 consecutive days of zero new case reports.
Since then, the cumulative number of active clusters in Sarawak has been dropping significantly throughout the month of October, and with the current pace, the figure is expected to be down to zero this year.
Meanwhile, SDMC reported a total of 418 new Covid-19 cases today, with 403 cases under Categories 1 and 2, and the remaining 15 under Categories 3, 4 and 5.
District-wise, Kuching remained the only one with a three-digit figure of 150 cases, followed by Miri (78), Sibu (38), Serian (36), Bintulu (13), and Dalat (10).
Other districts with new infections were Sri Aman (9), Mukah (8), Betong (8), Tanjung Manis (7), Kanowit (7), Subis (6), Samarahan (5), Selangau (5), Tebedu (4), Bau (4), Lundu (3), Kapit (3), Pusa (3), Simunjan (3), Sarikei (3), Tatau (3), Limbang (2), Daro (2), Lubok Antu (2), Marudi (2), Kabong (2), Song (1), and Beluru (1).
A total of 11 districts were free of new Covid-19 infections today. — DayakDaily