S’wak reports no new Covid-19 cases, hours before decision on whether to extend Kuching’s CMCO

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By Chew Lip Song

SARAWAK recorded zero new Covid-19 cases today, as Kuching awaits the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) decision tomorrow whether to extend the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on the state capital.

The total number of cases in the state remained at 1,055 with 64 active cases in total.

The SDMC also reported that one patient was discharged today, bringing the total recoveries in the state to 972 or 92.13 per cent.

Earlier, SDMC chairman Tan Sri James Masing had said that the committee would decide tomorrow whether to extend or end the CMCO in Kuching, imposed following spike in cases.

Kuching is still a red zone, with 59 cases reported over the past 14 days.

Meanwhile, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that 1,041 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide today, with the total now 53,670 cases. Out of this, two were imported cases.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases at 402 followed by Sabah (346) and Negeri Sembilan (121).

Three new deaths were also reported, all from Sabah, bringing the total to 332 cases.

Dr Noor Hisham also disclosed that 1,405 had recovered and discharged today, pushing the tally to 40,493 or a recovery rate of 75.4 per cent.

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