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COVID: Six new cases in Sarawak needing ventilators - SDMC

22/10/2021 06:40 PM

KUCHING, Oct 22 -- Only six of the 750 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sarawak today involve lung infection that requires the use of a ventilator, according to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

SDMC in a statement said there were four cases involving lung infection and eight cases requiring oxygen while the rest or 97.6 per cent had mild symptoms or none at all.

Among the districts that recorded high number of new cases were Kuching with 217 cases, followed by Miri (143), Sibu (97), Bintulu (53), Serian (44), Limbang (37) and Lawas (22).

Meanwhile, 18 deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded in the state between Oct 14 and 21.

Three clusters namely Sungai Pana Cluster, Beluru; Sungai Merusa Cluster, Subis; and Kanawa Baram Cluster, Marudi have ended after no new cases were detected or reported in the last 28 days, bringing the total number of active clusters to 42.





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