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KUCHING, April 12: Sarawak recorded four Covid-19 related deaths between March 16 and April 9, which included two people who were brought-in-dead (BID).
This brings the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in the State to 1,719.
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its latest update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, confirmed that the two BID cases occurred in Betong on March 16 and in Sarikei on April 9.
The Betong case involved a 61-year-old woman with morbidities of hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Her body was brought to the Saratok Hospital.
The second death was a 67-year-old woman with hypertension. Her body was brought to the Sarikei Hospital.
The two other fatalities involved an 83-year-old man from Sri Aman on April 8 and a 73-year-old woman from Sibu on April 9. Both deceased had multiple morbidities.
Meanwhile, new daily Covid-19 cases in Sarawak saw an increase to 245 today from 178 registered yesterday.
Of the total, 188 are classified under Category 2 with mild symptoms, while 51 cases are under Category 1 with no symptoms.
There are six cases with severe conditions with four under Category 3 with pneumonia and two classified under Category 4 with pneumonia and requiring oxygen support.
In terms of districts, Kuching continues to top the list with 65 cases, followed by Miri (35), Sibu (34), Bintulu (24), Samarahan (17), Sarikei (11) and Serian (10).
A total of 23 districts registered single digit cases with Pusa and Sri Aman (6 each); Subis and Betong (4 each); Tebedu (3); Lundu, Marudi, Kapit, Kabong, Mukah, Meradong, Matu and Kanowit has two cases each; while Bau, Limbang, Saratok, Asajaya, Tatau, Lubok Antu, Beluru, Lawas, Belaga and Julau has one case each.
The latest figures thus pushed the overall State Covid-19 tally to 302,880.
Currently, there are four active clusters remaining in Sarawak, which did not record an increase in cases today. — DayakDaily