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KUCHING, Nov 7: Sarawak recorded a total of 460 new Covid-19 cases today, with 454 cases in Category 1 and Category 2, while only six cases were in critical condition.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said from the total number of cases reported, six of the cases involved Categories 3, 4 and 5; with one patient in Category 3 with lung infection, three patients in Category 4 with lung infection needing oxygen supplementation, and two patients in Category 5 with lung infection requiring ventilators.
There are 133 asymptomatic cases under Category 1, and 321 cases in Category 2 with mild symptoms.
This brings the total Covid-19 cases recorded in Sarawak since March 2020 until today to 244,574 cases.
On the breakdown in number of cases according to district, Kuching continued to report the highest number of infections with 152 cases, followed by Miri (83), Sibu (34), Bintulu (30), Serian (22), Dalat (16), Mukah (14) and Kanowit (10).
Other districts that reported new cases are Simunjan (9), Tanjung Manis (9), Subis (9), Sarikei (8), Betong (8), Bau (8), Lundu (6), Song (5), Saratok (5), Limbang (4), Julau (4), Samarahan (3), Meradong (3), Tebedu (3), Beluru (3), Kapit (2), Belaga (2), Marudi (2), Telang Usan (2), and one case each for Sri Aman, Kabong, Matu, and Lubok Antu, while nine other districts namely Pakan, Pusa, Lawas, Daro, Tatau, Asajaya, Selangau, Bukit Mabong and Sebauh reported zero new cases.
Meanwhile, SDMC said four Covid-19 death were also reported in Serian, Limbang, Kuching and Sibu from Nov 5 and 6, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak to 1,438
According to a statement on Nov 6, two deaths involving a 46-year-old woman from Serian and a 71-year-old woman from Limbang were reported where both victims had high blood pressure, while on Nov 5 two deaths were reported involving a 95-year-old woman from Kuching who had diabetes and stroke, and a woman from Sibu, aged 92, who had high blood pressure and required assistance in daily life.
On the same note, SDMC announced the end of the Melaban Cluster in Limbang after zero new cases were reported from the cluster in the past 28 days.
A total of 22 active clusters remain in the state. – DayakDaily