Sarawak’s daily Covid-19 cases dip to 480, Kuching continues to lead at 158 cases

Covid-19 (file photo).

KUCHING, Nov 10: The daily Covid-19 caseload in Sarawak has dipped to 480 cases, with Kuching continuing to log the highest number in daily infections at 158 cases today.

This brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 245,855.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that of the new cases, nine cases have more severe symptoms or are in critical condition.

There are three patients under Category 3 with pneumonia, five patients under Category 4 with pneumonia who require oxygen support and only one patient under Category 5 with pneumonia who requires ventilator support.

There are 161 cases under Category 1 without symptoms and 310 cases under Category 2 with mild symptoms.

As for the breakdown of cases, the districts that recorded double-digit cases are Miri with 86 cases, followed by Bintulu (28 cases); Sibu and Serian (27 cases each); Pusa (17 cases); Samarahan (15 cases); Limbang (14 cases); Lawas and Betong (12 cases each); Bau (11 cases); while Mukah and Simunjan have 10 cases each.

Other districts that reported new cases are Asajaya (6 cases); Sarikei and Kanowit (5 cases each); Song and Sri Aman (4 cases each); Kapit, Tebedu, Lundu, Belaga and Subis (3 cases each); Saratok, Telang Usan, Beluru and Tatau (2 cases each); while Meradong, Matu, Dalat, Selangau, Kabong and Sebauh has one case each.

Seven districts namely Daro, Lubok Antu, Pakan, Marudi, Julau, Tanjung Manis and Bukit Mabong did not record any new cases today.

Sarawak also confirmed 12 Covid-19 fatalities, including five brought-in-dead (BID) cases between Oct 3 and Nov 9, thus taking the death toll in the State to 1,477.

There are no new clusters reported today, while SDMC has declared the end of the two clusters namely the Sibuluh-Nowang Cluster in Bau and DTI Bekenu Cluster in Subis after no new cases were reported in the past 28 days.

As of today, the number of active clusters in Sarawak has decreased to 18. — DayakDaily