32yo BID among four new Covid-19 deaths as Sarawak sees drop in new cases to 266

An infographic showing a summary of the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as of today (Nov 16, 2021). Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

KUCHING, Nov 16: A 32-year-old man from Bintulu classified as a brought-in-dead (BID) case was among four new Covid-19 deaths reported in Sarawak today.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) report today, the patient, who was the youngest among all the victims for the day had asthma and passed away on Nov 7.

Three other Covid-19 fatalities were reported involving three women who died on Nov 14 and Nov 15.


Two of them, a 59-year-old from Kuching who had hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and a 86-year-old also from Kuching who had dyslipidemia and hypertension succumbed to Covid-19 on Nov 14.

A 71-year-old woman from Sibu who had hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia died on Nov 15.

The four Covid-19 deaths reported has brought the Covid-19 death toll in Sarawak to 1,534.

Meanwhile, new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak continued to decline for the fourth consecutive day to 266.

The new cases has increased the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 247,933.

Thirteen of the new 266 cases were classified as being critical.

Eight patients were in Category 5 and required intubation, three patients in Category 4 are on breathing support and two patients in Category 3 have pneumonia.

There were 145 Covid-19 patients in Category 2 having mild symptoms and 108 asymptomatic patients in Category 1.

Likewise, Covid-19 cases in Kuching rebounded to triple-digit figure with 109 cases after two days of less than 100 cases.

This was followed by four districts with double-digits cases which include Miri with 48 cases, Sibu (36), Bintulu (19), and Lawas (14).

Districts which reported less than 10 cases include Bau (7), Samarahan (5), Selangau (4), Kapit (3), Saratok (3), Belaga (3), Subis (3), Betong (2), Pusa (2), Limbang (1), Sri Aman (1), Serian (1), Meradong (1), Tebedu (1), Telang Usan (1), Tatau (1) and Sebauh (1).

Districts with zero cases were Mukah, Dalat, Sarikei, Tanjung Manis, Song, Lundu, Kanowit, Bukit Mabong, Matu, Daro, Simunjan, Asajaya, Marudi, Beluru, Lubok Antu, Kabong, Julau and Pakan.

There are no new Covid-19 clusters reported today.

With that, a total of 10 clusters remain active in Sarawak. — DayakDaily