By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Sept 8: A 20-year-old girl from Bintulu has been reported as one of the 10 Covid-19 deaths today.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily report on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak today revealed that she had comorbidities and was verified to have passed away at Bintulu Hospital.
The other nine Covid-19 victims, aged between 52 and 94, were recorded in Kuching (3), Kapit (2), Sarikei (1), Subis (1), Tatau (1), and Bau (1).
Of the fatalities today, there were two brought-in-dead cases, with one each in Kapit and Tatau. The 89-year-old female in Tatau was the only one with no known medical histories of comorbidities.
Meanwhile, Sarawak registered 3,100 new cases today, with 2,525 cases or 81.45 per cent consisting of Category 1, and 571 cases or 18.42 per cent of Category 2 patients.
There were four Category 5 patients who had lung infections and are currently on ventilator support.
On the breakdown of new cases based on districts, Kuching continued to lead the daily toll with 804 cases, followed by Sibu (379), Samarahan (252), Bintulu (231), Lundu (155), Bau (152), and Asajaya (133).
Other districts that saw double-digit case numbers were Miri (91), Betong (84), Sri Aman (83), Simunjan (71), Serian (69), Pakan (67), Song (66), Subis (64), Pusa (47), Kapit (45), Mukah (38), Saratok (37), Tebedu (36), Tatau (32), Limbang (24), Sarikei (21), Lubok Antu (20), Lawas (19), Julau (19), Selangau (18), and Matu (11).
The remaining districts with new infections included Kanowit (9), Meradong (5), Marudi (5), Kabong (4), Beluru (3), Sebauh (3), Belaga (1), Bukit Mabong (1), and Telang Usan (1).
Only three districts namely Tanjung Manis, Dalat, and Daro recorded zero new cases today.
“Out of the 3,100 patients, 2,088 were detected following close contact screenings where 138 of them were symptomatic.
“Another 163 cases were of individual screenings from active clusters where five of them showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
“Additionally, 418 cases were of symptomatic screenings, 424 cases were from other screenings in health facilities, and seven were Import-B cases from Selangor, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor,” SDMC added.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,846 patients were discharged from hospitals across Sarawak, with 34,292 active cases in isolation or treatment. — DayakDaily